We are the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community of Leicester

Anjuman-e-Saifee is the Leicester branch of the Dawoodi Bohra community.  The Dawoodi Bohras are a sub-sect of Shia Islam, with a worldwide population of roughly one million people.  The Dawoodi Bohra community is well known for its philanthropic efforts, including the construction of hospitals and schools, community restoration projects, and renovations to Islamic landmarks.  The spiritual and temporal head of the Dawoodi Bohra community is the 53rd Dai-al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS).

Dawoodi Bohras mostly originate from the North West Indian state of Gujarat. Their name, ‘Bohra’ comes from the Gujarati word ‘vohra’ which means trader; for the community essentially was then and remains to this day a business community although a substantial number are now professionals in various fields.

Love of our country is a part of our faith

We are devout followers of our beloved spiritual leader, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS) (pictured). He states –

“I urge my followers to be loyal and law-abiding citizens of their country and encourage them to contribute to the country’s growth, development and prosperity, and pursue excellence in all fields of human activity through hard work, sincerity and with the highest of morals.
These are abiding principles of our religion, Islam”

Our community in Leicester is small but we are keen to make a difference to our country and community

Our activities

Our contributions

We do great work in the community, click the link below to see what we've done in Leicester and around the world.

Our contributons

Who are the Dawoodi Bohras?

The first Dawoodi Bohra's arrived in Leicester back in 1963, since then our community has quickly grown and we now form an integral part of Leicester's local business community.

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Latest News

February 20, 2018

Let’s Walk for Diabetes!

Raising awareness & funds for diabetes for Diabetes UK because effects of diabetes are widespread & far reaching The Dawoodi Bohra Community of Leicester is raising awareness & funds for diabetes for Diabetes…

June 18, 2017

Tree planting initiative

We have been hard at work planting trees

June 10, 2017

Welcome to new website

Hello and welcome to our new website.