Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Local Dawoodi Bohra Ladies Upcycle Plastic

Volunteer ladies from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver recently launched Happy Nests, a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative to reuse and upcycle plastic materials that would otherwise be trashed.  The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the damage that plastic is doing to the environment. The campaign involves thinking of creative ideas to ensure…

Dawoodi Bohra women across York Region create Happy Nest initiative to reduce plastic waste

By Aileen ZangoueiThe Star Women from the Dawoodi Bohra community — a group of Shia Muslims — throughout York Region and Toronto have launched a Happy Nest initiative dedicated to upcycling plastic bottles and containers.  The Dawoodi Bohra women — some of whom reside in Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Markham and Vaughan — are participating in this worldwide initiative to…

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver Host International Women’s Day Conference

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver yesterday hosted a virtual conference entitled #ChooseToChallenge to mark International Women’s Day.  Around 50 local Bohras from a range of professions gathered to celebrate and honor women, while acknowledging that every woman faces her own unique set of challenges.  The speakers included: Zarina Dairkee, a talented crocheter who donates…

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver host the Consul General of India to discuss shared culture, values, and local priorities

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver organized a virtual meeting with the Honorable Consul General of India Shri Manish ji, and Honorable Consul Shri H. Venkatachalam ji, on Thursday February 4th, 2021, at 3:00pm. Following welcome and introductions, Janab Aamil Saheb Sheikh Huzeifa bhai Aftab (Hamid) spoke about Bohra culture and values, and the spread of…

Dawoodi Bohras observe Ashara Mubaraka from home during coronavirus pandemic

Aileen Zangouei yorkregion.com The Dawoodi Bohras, a group of Shia Muslims from across York Region and the GTA, have adapted their Ashara Mubaraka commemorations due to COVID-19. Ashara Mubaraka is marked as one of the most significant events in the Bohra calendar; before the pandemic, it was a period that would bring Bohras together for spiritual reflection. …

Dawoodi Bohras Muslim group helping families, front-line staff in York Region communities

Project Rise is a year-round initiative, which was enhanced during the coronavirus pandemic Aileen Zangouei YorkRegion.com   The Dawoodi Bohra community, a group of Shia Muslims from across Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch Stouffville, Vaughan and Toronto, have been donating food and supplies to help people in need and front-line workers through the coronavirus pandemic.  According…