Chicago Bohras Brave Freezing Temperatures to Support Homeless People on Wacker Drive

Inspired by Project Rise, the Dawoodi Bohras’ global initiative to raise the conditions of vulnerable members of society in a range of ways, volunteers from the Chicago Bohra community gathered and delivered meals, monetary donations, and warm clothes to the less fortunate on Lower Wacker Drive in the center of the city. Wacker Drive is…

Tasneem Kapadia – a 71 year old resident of Los Angeles and former hospice social worker – reflects on how daily walking has given her a deeper understanding of life

During my career as a medical social worker, my most significant experience was working with terminally ill patients.  One of the valuable lessons I learned from that period was to take care of my emotional and physical health as both are inextricably linked.  Practicing a range of physical activities has been a significant part of…

Tampa Mayor Castor Presents Key To The City To Leader Of Dawoodi Bohras Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin

Mayor Jane Castor presented the key to the city of Tampa to the leader of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, in honor of the Bohra community’s extensive contributions to the city of Tampa and surrounding areas in Florida. His Holiness’ teachings and guidance lie at the foundation of the community’s ethos, the…

Dawoodi Bohra women organize first-ever business expo in U.S. to showcase female entrepreneurship

Organizers, from left, Batul Fidaali, Arwa Nomani, and Fareeda Zakir go over a document at Dawoodi Bohra Mosque in Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Dawoodi Bohra Mosque is hosting the first-ever Women’s Business Expo featuring business women from the community around the world.

(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Bay Area Bohras Close 2021 with Commitment to Physical Health and Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. From staying indoors to routines being disrupted, many things have had an impact on our mental health and well-being. To help improve our lives, the Dawoodi Bohra community across the world has come together to encourage healthier global citizens.  A national health, safety and…

New Jersey Bohras “Clean the Closet” for Winter Coat Drive

In celebration of the festive spirit of giving and helping those in need, the Dawoodi Bohras of New Jersey partnered with NJ Clothing Drive and Aldersgate Outreach Community Center to hold a “Clean the Closet” clothing drive. Over the course of a week, community members were encouraged to donate new or lightly used clothing and…

Helping Kids of the Little City Foundation, Illinois

The Dawoodi Bohras of greater Chicago joined other community members to donate, wrap and help deliver over 250 Christmas presents for the children at Little City Foundation of Palatine, Illinois. Helping the less fortunate in society is a priority for the Dawoodi Bohras, and forms part of their global Project Rise initiative.  Little City Foundation…

Bohra Combat Medic Serves in Michigan’s COVID Response Force

Mustansir Husain, a Combat Medic for the Michigan Army National Guard and a member of the Dawoodi Bohra’s Detroit community, has been serving as a member of Michigan’s COVID Response Force, helping test and vaccinate residents of his state. For almost 10 months, Mustansir has been traveling with the Michigan Army National Guard to healthcare…