Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Meeting Captain Australia on his Big Walk

On Saturday, March 19th, children from the Melbourne Dawoodi Bohra community  interacted with Captain Australia Simon Harvey, a 51 year old cancer survivor, and congratulated him on his BIG Walk from Brisbane to Melbourne. They also took the opportunity to donate to the Kids’ Cancer Project, a cause which Simon seeks to support through this initiative.

Maryam Kapasi

Maryam Kathawala (née Kapasi) is a former postgraduate student at Murdoch University in Perth, WA. Beginning in 2019, she pursued an MBA specialising in People Management and enrolled in the university’s Embedded Learning and Study (ELAS) program, a peer-to-peer initiative designed to support international students in their academic transition. Her efforts in the program were…

Dawoodi Bohras of Sydney Organise Christmas Toy Drive

The Dawoodi Bohra community in Sydney held the Anjuman-e-Burhani Christmas Toy Drive in partnership with the Salvation Army. The drive helped collect toys for the lesser privileged children in Western Australia during the Christmas Season.  Members of the Salvation Army were excited to collaborate with the community and spread smiles on the faces of young…

Ummesalama Kanthawala

Ummesalama Kanthawala from Auckland, New Zealand is currently studying science at the University of Otago and has a passion for community service. She is also an aspiring entrepreneur and believes that every human being has the capacity to empower themselves through determination and hard work. In this piece, she talks about her experience being a…

Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne Celebrate Australia Day 2021

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Melbourne celebrated Australia Day 2021 by conducting a flag-hoisting ceremony in compliance with government regulations of social distancing. The ceremony was attended by Mr Peter Dimarelos from the city council who was impressed by the community’s activities in Melbourne and deeply held belief of patriotism as prescribed in a prophetic…

Auckland Dawoodi Bohras Mark Eid al Adha by Serving Meals

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland collaborated with ‘Feed the Homeless Auckland’, a Samaritan organization, to feed nearly 150 homeless people living in the Auckland City Center area.  As the community observed the occasion of Eid al Adha – a festival that denotes a celebration or feast – community members celebrated by serving a three course…