Category Archives: Auckland

My Journey to Memorise the Quran by Ajab Mustafa, Aged 11

Ajab Mustafa of the Auckland Dawoodi Bohra community shares her hifz (memorisation) journey of the holy Quran.

To memorise the Quran takes dedication, discipline, and perseverance.   ​​The Quran consists of over 6,000 verses spread across 114 chapters, with each verse varying in length and complexity. Memorizing the Quran requires a sustained commitment over months or even years. Retaining what has been memorised while continuing to learn new sections is a significant challenge requiring…

Cameron Brewer MP & Honorary Consul of India Among Guests at Auckland Dawoodi Bohras’ Iftar

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland held an Iftar event at the community centre.

A host of local dignitaries were guests of honour at the Auckland Dawoodi Bohra congregation’s multifaith Iftar event to mark the breaking of the daily fast during Ramadan. The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland, like millions of Muslims around the world, observe the holy month of Ramadan. In the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is the ninth and…

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…

Auckland Dawoodi Bohras Contributes to ‘Give a Kid a Blanket’

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland contributed to the cause of providing winter clothes and blankets to children and families in need by arranging a donation drive. They collaborated with NGO Give a Kid a Blanket in order to distribute the collected items in their appropriate locations. ‘Give a Kid a Blanket’ began in 2015 as a community-led initiative lead…

Auckland Bohras Host Neighbours for a Fun-filled Evening

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland hosted neighbours and nearby faith groups at their markaz, or community centre, for an enjoyable Sunday evening of conversation, laughter and delicious food. The event provided an informal setting in which the local Bohras could introduce others to their faith and traditions, while learning a little more about the cultures…

MP Chris Carter Pays Visit to Auckland Dawoodi Bohra Center

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland welcomed the Honorable Member of Parliament Christopher Joseph Carter at the community’s center to mark the auspicious occasion of Eid Milad al Nabi (birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed) on the 9th of November 2019.  The community’s scouts troop welcomed the honorable guest to the banquet hall where he participated in…

Eid Gathering in Auckland

Anjuman-e-Saifee Auckland organised an Eid gathering which was attended by: Phil Twyford, Minister for housing and transport, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. Kanwalij Bakhshi, Member of Parliamnet. Chris Carter, former Minister of Education and Ethics. The gathering was a great success with a special presentation by young children to showcase the philosophy and functioning…

Phil Twyford Visits Dawoodi Bohra Centre After Terror Attack

Member of Parliament from the Labour Party Honourable Phil Twyford was accompanied by Priest Gary Revenend and select members of the Christian community during a visit to the Dawoodi Bohra community centre in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday the 24th of March The visit was intended as an expression of interfaith solidarity in the aftermath…