Our Community

The Dawoodi Bohra families of Michigan have lived and worked peacefully in and around Metro Detroit for many years. Our 130 families worship at the Burhani masjid, or mosque, in Farmington Hills, which was established in 1971.

Despite our relatively small numbers, Bohras all over the world play important roles in their local societies. Deep commitment to our faith means that we share many important American values, namely education and hard work, equal rights for women, enhancing the natural environment, engagement with other faiths, a love for one’s country, and personal health and hygiene.

Our current and 53rd spiritual leader, Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, regularly reminds us of the role that each of us must play to be a model citizen of the country in which we live, and how we must always be loyal, law-abiding, engaged citizens invested in our home communities.

With a particular focus on hard work and education, most American Dawoodi Bohras are doctors, nurses, teachers, academics and successful business people. Our particular Detroit community includes 57 locally owned small businesses, including 25 owned by women; 62 healthcare professionals, including 28 women; and professionals in information technology and engineering. In addition, over 98% of students in our community go on to higher education in colleges and universities.

We are proud of the contribution we make to American society. Our members are regularly involved in local community upliftment projects, and our children are encouraged to be active and engaged citizens. We are also members of Interfaith Associations, and are committed to working with all communities in order to make a positive contribution to local society.

We invite you to visit us at our masjid in Farmington Hills, where you will receive a warm welcome and a genuine offer of support to make our diverse communities even safer and more respectful places to live and work.