Helping the homeless
Showing kindness to the less fortunate and helping people in need are things that Bohras try to do everywhere on a daily basis. Successive Spiritual Leaders of the Bohras – including the 53rd Da`i al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – have taught us that we each have a responsibility to love the countries in which we live and care for all people that dwell there, regardless of their faith or background.
Throughout America, Bohras stand ready to lend a hand to people in need. For example, after Hurricane Harvey struck in August 2017, the men, women and children of the Bohra community of Houston, Texas who stepped forward to cook and deliver 10,000 hot meals to Houstonians in need.
Protecting the natural environment
Dawoodi Bohras of America work hard to reduce, reuse and recycle to cut down on waste, and by spearheading practical projects to protect and enhance nature in their local communities and beyond.
We are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment, as well as raising awareness among the wider community of the need for sustainable development.
Nazafat (cleanliness) is an integral component of Islamic faith, and His Holiness urges community members worldwide to engage in clean-up drives, tree planting and other green initiatives to foster and promote a clean living environment wherever they reside.
Women in the Bohra community play an equal role in pursuing an education, raising a family, and having successful careers in a range of industries from healthcare, teaching, academia and business.
The Dawoodi Bohra faith is renowned the world over for its community service. Project Rise is a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative working in partnership with government bodies and local organizations to help alleviate hunger, raise health and hygiene levels among children and families, and preserve and protect the environment. For more information, click here.