East Brunswick-based Muslims end Ramadan with mosque expansion groundbreaking

MyCentralJersey.com EAST BRUNSWICK – The Dawoodi Bohras congregation on Dunhams Corner Road marked two important events last week. On the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, the community broke ground on a 20,200-square-foot Masjid al-Zainy complex, or mosque, extension project that includes a new smart kitchen, madrash, or school, and recreation center. The project will cost…

Helping to Restore Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

One of the goals of Project Rise – a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative – is to help protect and enhance the national environment and to live life as sustainably as possible for the benefit of coming generations.  On Saturday, May 15th, the Washington DC community of Dawoodi Bohras partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to…

Dawoodi Bohras of Collin County observes end of Ramadan with COVID-19 precautions in mind

Published in Star Local Media 13 May 2021 Muslim communities throughout the world are observing Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan. This year, Ramadan looked rather different than last year and previous years. Ramadan is considered a Holy Month in Islam and is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset, along with acts of…

Bay Area Dawoodi Bohras and Jewish Community Unite to Assist Unhoused Populations

Dawoodi Bohras from Masjid-e-Mohammedi in Fremont partnered with members of the Jewish community from Temple Beth Torah to fund, purchase, pack and deliver nearly 500 snack and hygiene packs for distribution by Abode Services to unhoused populations throughout the region.  Each snack pack contained bottled water, a juice box, trail mix, granola bars, and a…

Muslim communities adapt to Ramadan during COVID

Houston ChronicleJamie Swinnerton, Staff writerMay 7, 2021 For Muslim communities across the world Ramadan is typically observed with daily fasting, packed community prayers, and communal meals after the breaking of the fast. This year, because of the pandemic, observance looks a little different. Ramadan, a holy month and one of the five pillars of Islam, is…

North America Dawoodi Bohra Community Begins Safe Return to Masjids

As lockdowns lifted, some Bohras spend Ramadan together; others continue to worship safely at home For the Dawoodi Bohras – a global community of Muslims – the holy month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and reflection.  It is usually a time when Bohra masjids (or mosques) – the spiritual, educational and social…

Spellman Humanitarian Award presented to Fatema Mun

The Dawoodi Bohra Community of Philadelphia would like to congratulate Fatema Mun, a senior at West Chester East High School, on her acceptance of the 23rd Annual Spellman Humanitarian Award for her contribution to social upliftment. The Spellman Humanitarian Award is presented to deserving students who exhibit the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship central to…

Environment remains a key focus for Dawoodi Bohra community

Photo description: Sabrina Yamani, left and her daughter, Hayyat Yamani, speak about the benefits of growing milkweed. Photo credit: Gustavo Huerta, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/moco/news/article/Environment-remains-a-key-focus-for-Dawoodi-Bohra-16140093.php By Jamie Swinnerton, Staff writer April 29, 2021 The Dawoodi Bohra community has made taking care of the earth an integral part how they practice their religion….

San Francisco Bohras Host “Upcycle Your Earth Day” Event

To mark Earth Day, the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Francisco virtually hosted “Upcycle Your Earth Day” on Earth Day to discuss the importance of living sustainably. Patrick Jurney, Program Manager of Community Climate Solutions, talked about the Fremont Green Challenge and other key initiatives focused on helping individuals, families, and communities take simple steps…