Category Archives: Toronto

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…

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…