Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Dawoodi Bohra community donates Thanksgiving turkeys to Richmond Hill Food Bank in honour of late mayor Dave Barrow

This article by Sheila Wang was published in York Region on October 9, 2022.

Just before the Thanksgiving weekend, the Richmond Hill Food Bank received boxes of turkeys from a congregation of Muslims to help needy families in the community celebrate the holiday.

Dawoodi Bohras Support Pakistan Flood Relief Campaign

The Consul General of Pakistan to Vancouver, Mr. Janbaz Khan, was the guest of honor at a Dawoodi Bohra lunch in Surrey last weekend. Mr. Khozema Khambati welcomed guests to the lunch, followed by statements of support by Consul General Janbaz Khan and Mr Huzeifa Roker, the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver. …

Vancouver Bohras Collect Over 300 Pounds of Trash on World Cleanup Day

On World Cleanup Day, Vancouver Dawoodi Bohras of all ages from Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge in BC came together on Habour Avenue by the Fraser River in Mission to tackle the waste problem and pick up over 300 pounds of garbage. Volunteers spent over two hours picking up waste, including plastic and other trash that had been dumped by the road on Harbour Avenue in Mission.

Calgary Dawoodi Bohras Support Mustard Seed’s “Back To School” Drive

The beginning of Fall marks “back to school” after a long summer vacation.  It is certainly an exciting time for students.  But for many families in Calgary, especially those with low incomes or who struggle with homelessness, “back to school” also puts a strain on domestic finances.  School books, supplies and clothing can place an…

Calgary Police Service Join Bohras For Blood Donation Drive

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Calgary organised a Blood Donation Drive in partnership with Canadian Blood Services on Victoria Day – a day of the year when, historically, a higher-than-normal level of traffic accidents increases the demand for blood.  The Bohras’ blood donation drive attracted a great number of volunteers from the community, many of…

Toronto Dawoodi Bohras Delight in Eid Celebrations

Paul Chiang, Member of Parliament for Markham—Unionville, MPP Daisy Wai, Mayor David West of Richmond Hill, Mayor Iain Lovatt of Stouffville and a host of esteemed dignitaries from Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government, joined the the Dawoodi Bohra community of Toronto to celebrate Eid at their masjid – or mosque – in Richmond Hill.

Vancouver Dawoodi Bohras Host Conference on Women Entrepreneurs to Mark International Women’s Day

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver hosted a virtual conference on Sunday 13 March to mark International Women’s Day.  On this day, the Bohras remember with affection, devotion and respect one of the greatest women in Islam, Moulatona Khadija bint Khuwaylid (A.S), a remarkable businesswoman who, it was said, could trade dust for gold.  At…