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 demostrate 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.
International Women's Day 2021
A student at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Zahra Patel speaks about the impact memorising the entire Holy Quran has had on all aspects of her life.
In this interview, Maryam reflects on her journey as an international student and her role as a bridge between students of different backgrounds at the university.
Tasneem Kutbuddin writes about her efforts to promote women entrepreneurs within the community.
Mariyam Cementwala is a Foreign Service Officer at the US Department of State. In this speech she recounts her journey, the challenges she faced and those who inspired her the most.
Zanubia Shams is a Co-Chairperson of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, UAE
Batool Dadabhai is a prominent business woman in Bahrain. This is her story.
Munira Lakdawala runs a successful catering business but her journey has been arduous and filled with challenges.
Zahra Jalal Khan who recently participated in the Great Kenyan Bake Off shares the story of her life's journey.
Project Rise in collaboration with Saifee Hospital and other charities, organised a health camp in Karjat to address Anaemia among adolescent girls.