The name ‘Bohra’ comes from the Gujarati word ‘vohra’ which means trader. In keeping with this identity and the entrepreneurial spirit it inspires, community members migrated to various nations across the Middle East in the quest for better business prospects and to expand their horizons in professional fields.
The Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East continue to thrive in their business endeavours and strive to contribute to the economic development of their countries. They have instituted various community-driven initiatives such as Qardan Hasana, interest-free loans, that help propel the business-minded agenda of the community to greater heights. Additionally, the community’s local business forums such as FPA (Fakhri Professionals Association https://www.fakhriprofessionals.com/) and Jamiat Tujjar provide a network to develop businesses and offer new opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.