Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Head of Dawoodi Bohra community visits Sharjah

Sultan Al-Bohra, the 53rd Al-Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin arrived in Sharjah. On his arrival at the Dubai airport, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was accorded a warm welcome by Dr Hamad Bin Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD), senior government officials and foreign diplomats, along with representatives of the Dawoodi Bohra community in the UAE.

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala – A Mother, Doctor and Conservationist

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala also known as Dr Frugal, is an anesthesiologist by profession and a passionate environmentalist. With more than 33 years of experience in her field, she is an inspiration to the Bahrain community, even more so for advocating important issues such as higher education, organic living and environmental conservation.  Having grown up in…

Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East Mark World Cleanup Day 2021 by Mobilising Volunteers Across the Region

World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day civic action to engage volunteers across 180 countries emphasising the global waste management issue and its impact on the environment.

This World Cleanup Day, The Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East undertook multiple cleanup and awareness drives across different locations as part of Project Rise, the community’s global philanthropic arm and in keeping with the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals agenda.

Nooruddin Khetiwala – Chairman, Dolphin Group

Nooruddin Khetiwala

Nooruddin Khetiwala, like many of his generation, was an ambitious man of the 1970s. His intention was not just to seek better opportunities, but to establish himself as a successful businessman. It was this zest that brought him to Sharjah, UAE, in the early 1970s at the young age of 25; a time when the…

Ambassador of India in Bahrain visits Bohra Masjid Al Burhani

His Excellency, Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava visited the Dawoodi Bohra Masjid Al Burhani Complex in Manama accompanied by Third Secretary Mr. Ihjas Aslam, Mrs. Monica Srivastava, and Mrs. Sadiya Machingal. The dignitaries were welcomed by the Dawoodi Bohra community head in Bahrain Mr. Mustafa Zakavi and Mrs. Insiyah Zakavi.

Zainab Patanwala – Ajman Driving Instructor

Zainab Patanwala is an Ajman-based driving instructor working for Al Noor Driving Institute. She started training drivers as early as 2000 and has come to find great satisfaction in her work. In this interview, we ask Zainab about her experience in this profession and her life on the road. When you think about cars, what…