DAWOODI BOHRAS FROM ACROSS THE U.S. FEED THE HUNGRY ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra faith across the United States marked United Nations World Food Day by supporting vulnerable members of society in numerous cities across the country where Bohras live and work. As part of Project Rise – a global initiative established to improve the lives of the less fortunate among us – the…

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BAY AREA BOHRAS REFLECT ON 2020 HUNGER RELIEF EFFORTS ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Food is something we often take for granted. Although many of us are blessed with an abundance of food, so many of our neighbors live in the shadow of hunger. Social pressures and other challenges can make getting help harder – pushing many to skip meals to make ends meet. It’s in this context that…

PORTER DENTIST OFFERS FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS FOR FIREFIGHTERS

October 14, 2020 The Courier of Montgomery County As a thank you to local first responders, Porter Family Dentistry is offering free oral cancer screenings to firefighters in Montgomery County for the next several weeks. The screenings will be held on Fridays when the office is usually closed so that firefighters don’t have to wait….

SEATTLE BOHRAS THANK LOCAL HEROES FOR FIGHTING WILDFIRES

October 3, 2020 Various states across the country have been fighting against wildfires this summer and the Washington State Firefighters were at the forefront of the rescue and firefighting efforts in the state. Members of the the Seattle Dawoodi Bohra community expressed their deep gratitude and appreciation to all the brave firefighters of the state…

MALIK UL ASHTER HUSAIN OFFERS ESSENTIAL SERVICE IN MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

Malik ul Ashter Husain, a member of the Washington, D.C. Bohra community, is employed by Maryland’s Department of Transportation as a lead instructor for the newly operational 62-foot buses. In addition to reducing pollution and provide a cost-effective commute option, these buses will help cut commute time by 30 percent. The Washington Post adds, “this…

U.S. SENATOR DICK DURBIN ADDRESSES THE MIDWEST DAWOODI BOHRAS 2020 CENSUS & ELECTORAL REGISTRATION CONFERENCE

29 September 2020 The Dawoodi Bohras of the Midwest – comprising communities from Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio – hosted a virtual conference this month on the importance of the 2020 Census and Voter Registration. Love of one’s country is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith.  As patriotic Americans, Bohras from across…

SMITHBRIDGE ROAD CLEANUP ORGANIZED BY PHILADELPHIA BOHRAS

The Dawoodi Bohras of Philadelphia came together on Sunday, September 27th, to clean up Smithbridge Road of Concord Township, near their local community center. The Dawoodi Bohra Leader, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, encourages members of the faith to take an active role in keeping their local communities and public infrastructure clean. Inspired by…

BOHRAS STEP UP TO KEEP OLD CANYON ROAD CLEAN AND SAFE

The Dawoodi Bohra community is leveraging the City of Fremont’s Drive Slow, Be Healthy campaign to bring City-sponsored lawn signs to homes along Old Canyon Road to help reduce speeding and encourage safer driving. Bohra volunteers are also picking up trash while distributing gloves and compostable 30-gallon trash bags in a “neighborhood clean up kit”…

DR.ARAFAT HAKIM REFLECTS ON PRACTICING MEDICINE DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Dr.Arafat Hakim is a Hospitalist physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started seeing Covid-19 patients around late March at Mercy Hospital Philadelphia. By mid-April approximately 70-80 percent of hospital came in for Covid-19. As in many places, gowns, masks and other PPE equipment were rationed due to low supplies. To address this shortage in equipment, the hospital…