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International Women’s Day 2021

The Dawoodi Bohras International Women's Day 2021
The Dawoodi Bohras celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Throughout the history of Islam, exemplary female figures such as Khadija the Prophet Mohammed’s consort, Fatema their daughter and Arwa Queen of Yemen have continued to demonstrate that women are an integral element of every society and are equally charged with its progress and development. Following in their footsteps, women of the Dawoodi Bohra community, have over the centuries, forged a unique identity for themselves, remaining true to their values and traditions while scaling new heights in every field imaginable. On International Women’s Day 2021, we celebrate the achievements of Bohra Women from across the world and showcase their inspirational stories.

Learning to Remember; Learning to Believe

Learning to Remember; Learning to Believe

Mar 8, 20216 min read

The Telegraph Online Zahra Patel has walked down to the petrol pump near Jora Girja on Lower Circular Road to take me to her home. It is in a lane…

In Conversation with Maryam Kathawala

In Conversation with Maryam Kathawala

Mar 7, 20218 min read

Maryam Kathawala (née Kapasi) is a former postgraduate student at Murdoch University in Perth, WA. Beginning in 2019, she pursued an MBA specialising in People Management and enrolled in the…

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 7, 20215 min read

Written by: Tasneem Akbari Kutbuddin Tasneem Akbari Kutbuddin has done her masters in Journalism & Communication and has consistently written for leading publications. She also runs a Bohra Women Entrepreneurs…

Our Roots: Advancing Human Rights and the Tradition of Serving Our Nation

Our Roots: Advancing Human Rights and the Tradition of Serving Our Nation

Mar 4, 202121 min read

The Dawoodi Bohras USA By Mariyam CementwalaForeign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State Mariyam Cementwala has been serving in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer…

Zanubia Shams

Zanubia Shams

Mar 4, 20213 min read

The Dawoodi Bohras Middle East Even among leaders, the story of Zanubia Shams stands apart. The tale of a mother and daughter relationship transcends from being one that is inspirational…

Batool Dadabhai

Batool Dadabhai

Mar 4, 20213 min read

The Dawoodi Bohras Middle East It would have been easy to write off Batool Dadabhai’s story as that of a girl born into privilege, but her ambition, tenacity and determination…

Munira Lakdawala

Munira Lakdawala

Mar 4, 20213 min read

The Dawoodi Bohras Middle East From a young age, Munira Lakdawala had dreamt of becoming a doctor. This aspiration was fueled by the way her parents had raised her: to…

A Baker’s Journey

A Baker’s Journey

Mar 3, 20217 min read

Written by: Zahra Jalal Khan Mombasa based chocolatier and baker, Zahra Jalal khan is passionate about baking. She delights her family and friends with creamy treats and recently participated in…

Project Rise Health Camp to Tackle Anaemia in Adolescent Girls

Project Rise Health Camp to Tackle Anaemia in Adolescent Girls

Mar 2, 20213 min read

Over 550 adolescent girls from 34 different villages benefited from a health camp organised by Project Rise in association with empowHer India, Saifee Hospital and the Rotaract Club of Bombay…

The Joy of Sharing Toys

The Joy of Sharing Toys

Mar 1, 20215 min read

Written by: Alefya Talib ‘Mera Khilona’ is a toy renting service which was born out of a mother’s desire to share the toys she had collected for her children and…