The Dawoodi Bohra community (Youth) commemorated the martyrdom of Imam Hussain today on the day of Ashura (10th Muharram) by fasting and took part in the condolence procession carried out in Boharwadi. [..]
Muharram in fact is the first month of Muslim Calendar consisting of twelve months as other calendars. Being based on lunar cycles it differs from other lunar cycle based systems in that it is without any calculation corrections to bring it in synchronizations of seasons with the months like the ‘Adhik Mas’ of Hindu calendar. The literal meaning of the word Muharram is “That which is forbidden.” or anything sacred. [..]
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Udaipur celebrated the New Year Eve tonight as the Islamic New Year 1435 Hijri is going to start from November 4th 2013. The first month of the Islamic year is Muharram. [..]
The 11th Dawoodi Bohra Jamat (Youth) elections were organized today at Bohra Youth Public School. The election was intended to select the 21 member core committee. [..]
A graceful end to the Holy Month of Ramadan Kareem yet again this year was greeted by the advent of the first day of Shawwal, which is celebrated as Eid Ul Fitr, today on August 7, 2013. The Dawoodi Bohra Community across the globe strictly complied with the Holy Month of Ramadan, with all their devotion to the Almighty Allah and his Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.S), and observed strict fasting, prayers, recitation of the Quran and charity throughout Ramadan, which is a 30 day period.
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Udaipur, thus celebrated the festival of Eid Ul Fitr with gaiety, a grand show of brotherhood and reverence, today. [..]
The Muslim Community will be engaged in overnight prayers and indulge in charity today on the occasion of the eveningthat is popularly known as ‘Shab-e-Qadra’ in Persian and ‘Lailat-ul-Qadra’ in Arabic. Literally translated, it means ‘The Night of Power’.
To some, it is also ‘The Night of Destiny’. Muslims believe, as revealed in the Holy Quran, that this night is better than a thousand months in equivalence for the merits earned by doing righteous deeds.In other words, it may be interpreted as praying throughout this night is rewarded equally with praying for a thousand months (just over 83 years i.e. a lifetime). [..]
Better than 1000 nights, the night of Laylatul Qadr was observed last night by the Dawoodi Bohra Community with zeal and faith. It is said that it was on this night that the verses of the Holy Quran were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is also believed that it is this night of the year when the predestined affairs of individuals are handed over to the angels for action and occurrence.
All the Bohra Masjids and Prayers Halls across the town were decorated specially for the night. Dressed in clean white religious dresses Bohra Community members were seen heading to their respective Prayers Halls and Masjids after the sunset and returned home only in the morning after offering the night long prayers. [..]
In what can be considered to be a most humane gesture, the Head Priest of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin has donated Rs. 14.21 Crore towards the rehabilitation of the people and reconstruction of the infrastructure affected by the month long crisis at flood ridden Uttarakhand.
The Media Spokesperson of the community at Udaipur, Ali Kausar informed that the Head Priest has requested the people to come forward and help in any manner they can. [..]
Dawoodi Bohra Shia Jamaat organized an awareness rally today against social and religious bigotries including Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, and taking and giving monitory interest which is strictly prohibited in Islam.
With hundreds of posters in their hands, the rally started from Boharwadi and passed through main areas of the city. [..]
Women Commission of the Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community (Youth), Peoples Union of Civil Liberty, Astha Sansthan, Mahila Atyachaar Virodhi Manch, Rajasthan Pragatisheel Mahila Federation, Akhil Bhartiya Pragatisheel Sangathan and Vikalp Sansthan-all based at Udaipur- jointly organized a seminar at Bohra Youth Community Centre on 07th March 2013. The topic of discussion was “Mahila Hinsa: Chunautiyan evam Upai (Violence against Women: Challenges and Remedial Measures)”.
The Function was chaired by Ved Vyas, eminent scholar and President Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Jaipur. A large numbers of people-men, women, young and old-attended the discussions packing the hall to its capacity. [..]