The Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East

The Dawoodi Bohras are a Muslim community with a blend of ethnic cultures from Egypt, Yemen and India. Spread over 40 countries across the world, Bohras today are united by their faith and centuries-old principles. Renowned for being well-educated thriving business people and qualified professionals in a wide range of fields, Dawoodi Bohras strive to play productive roles in society.

The Dawoodi Bohras are guided by their leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, known in the Middle Eastern region as Sultan al Bohra. He counsels the community to be exemplary citizens of the country in which they live by wholeheartedly participating in projects and activities that contribute to the development of the nation and benefit its citizens.

Although the Dawoodi Bohras trace their heritage to Yemen and Egypt, they migrated to other Middle Eastern countries from as early as the 1860s including the U.A.E, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The spirit of tolerance, lucrative economic opportunities and favourable conditions engendered by leaders in the Middle East for the community have attracted thousands to these lands, with over 60,000 members residing in this region today.

Bohras work in collaboration with local governments and various organizations to establish masjids, community centres, schools and educational institutes, hospitals and health centres, housing societies and many other socio-economic development institutions for the betterment of humanity.

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Dubai Dawoodi Bohras Celebrate World Poetry Day

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Dubai Celebrates the Pinnacle of Quran Memorisation at Al Kiraam Al Bararah Hifz Competition

The Dawoodi Bohra community in Dubai takes immense pride in announcing the remarkable achievement of one of its...

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Dawoodi Bohra Students Highlight COP28 Opening with Large-Scale Net Zero Artwork

Over 500 students at the Dawoodi Bohra's MSB private schools handcrafted 250 solar lights to reduce carbon emission.

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Translation of Shahzada Burhanuddin’s Address at the Global Faith Summit in Abu Dhabi

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Our Communities

The Prophet Mohammed has taught Muslims that love for one’s country is an integral part of faith. With a focus on hard work and education, many Dawoodi Bohras run successful businesses: creating jobs, generating wealth, and contributing to the development of our nation.  With an emphasis on higher education for both men and women, the community includes many doctors, IT professionals, teachers, academics, public servants and business owners spread over most of the Middle East. Dawoodi Bohras are proud of the contributions they make to their respective societies and to the diverse fabric that underpins the region’s rich values.

You are invited to contact us for more information on the Dawoodi Bohra communities of the Middle East and to arrange a visit to see our masjids.

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