Ashara Mubaraka Past Venues

The largest gathering within the Dawoodi Bohra community takes place at the venue where His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin leads the commemoration of Imam Husain

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Dubai, UAE
1445H/2023

Dubai, UAE

In 2023, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin selected Dubai, UAE, as the venue for his Ashara Mubaraka sermons where around 75,000 community members from the UAE and across the world participated. The central venue for the congregation was the Burhani Community Center in Al Qusais, Dubai. Syedna’s sermons were broadcast to centres...

London, UK
1444H/2022

London, UK

In 2022, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin selected London, United Kingdom, as the venue for his Ashara Mubaraka sermons. Nearly four decades in the making and with several years of preparation in place, His Holiness’ announcement was welcomed with great fervour and enthusiasm by the British Dawoodi Bohra community and the international...

Nairobi, Kenya
1443H/2021

Nairobi, Kenya

In 2021, Syedna Saifuddin chose the Nairobi campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah as the venue for Ashara Mubaraka. The event was historic in many aspects as it marked the first time that Ashara Mubaraka was hosted by Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, the community’s premier educational institute. Students and faculty of Aljamea, local community members and...

COVID-19 Pandemic
1442H/2020

COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ashara commemoration of 2020 was no less historic. In yet another first, and once again demonstrating the community’s ability to pull together in times of difficulty and adversity, His Holiness’ administration mobilised thousands of volunteers across the world to help individual households prepare for the ten-day event. Sermons were...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1441H/2019

Colombo, Sri Lanka

At the invitation of the Sri Lankan government in 2019, His Holiness chose the capital Colombo as the venue for the Ashara Mubaraka sermons. Despite terrorist attacks earlier in April that year, more than 27,000 people gathered in Colombo with His Holiness. Standards bearing the name of Husain fluttered high...

Indore, India
1440H/2018

Indore, India

Ashara Mubaraka in 2018 in Indore was also ground-breaking in many ways. It saw the largest congregation of Dawoodi Bohras for the event to date, totalling nearly 210,000 people. On the 4th of Muharram, Syedna welcomed the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi to the Ashara Mubaraka assembly in...

Karachi, Pakistan
1439H/2017

Karachi, Pakistan

The following year, in 2017, His Holiness decided to conduct the sermons in Karachi, Pakistan. Despite security concerns, 60,000 people gathered in the heart of the city’s business district where the community’s central masjid is located for the period of ten days. His Holiness’ sermons had drawn an international crowd...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1438H/2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

In 2016, Syedna selected Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as the venue for the Ashara Mubaraka gathering. In this historic event, over 30,000 Dawoodi Bohras attended the event making it the largest ever international gathering to have taken place in Tanzania. The influx of visitors to the city and their subsequent...

Houston, USA
1437H/2015

Houston, USA

The following year, His Holiness was invited to Houston, USA, where he delivered sermons to an audience of over 25,000: the largest community event to have ever taken place in the West. The Mayor of Houston and several local politicians and leaders visited His Holiness at the masjid complex during...

Surat, India
1436H/2014

Surat, India

Since His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin ascended to the leadership mantle of the community after the passing of his respected father, His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in 2014, he has conducted eight Ashara Mubarakas in six countries. His inaugural Ashara Mubaraka as head of the community took place in Surat,...

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