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Libas al-Anwar: The Attire of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

Bohra attire is inspired by Islamic principles and has a physical, psychological, social and spiritual significance.

Lisan al-Dawat: The Dawoodi Bohra Language

Lisan al-Dawat is a unique cultural hallmark of the Dawoodi Bohra community which combines elements from Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Gujarati

Meet the Bohras of Chennai

The Dawoodi Bohra community has called Chennai home for many years. This articles looks at their history, culture and present day initiatives.

Food For Thought

It begins with a faint realisation that something ...

The Supplications of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abideen

The prayers and supplications of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abideen are of immense significance to the Dawoodi Bohras and constitute a mainstay of the holy month of Ramadan’s ritual obligations

Soaring High on Utraan

Mustafa Kagalwala fondly recalls celebrating the Indian festival of Utraan at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah.

The Bohra New Year’s Eve Feast

A look at how the Dawoodi Bohra community ushers in the new year.

Bohra Cuisine: A Pinch of Salt and Desserts First

Bohra cuisine is characterised by unique practices, responsible consumption and delicious dishes.

A Treasured Experience for Community Women

Kunuz al-Iqtibasaat is a unique platform for the women of the Dawoodi Bohra Community to express themselves through different mediums of art and creativity.

Queen Arwa and her Enduring Legacy of Empowerment

A look at the inspiring history of Queen Arwa and her enduring legacy of empowering women.

Badri High School Empowering Through Language

Badri High School Karachi initiated a language learning course for parents

A return to our roots: Visits to the four Bohra masjids of Sri Lanka

A look at the history of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Sri Lanka through the Masjids they built across centuries.