For many, their relationship with cultural heritage shifts and changes over time. For others, they feel a constant and strong connection to their cultural heritage. The question is, what is it about cultural heritage that draws people to it? When people feel distant, why are they drawn back?
Our community has always been entrepreneurial by nature in whichever land we have found ourselves and now possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in a wide variety of different industries. In the spirit of connecting our community better, The World Federation has developed the Khoja Business Directory.
The Khoja Business Directory has been created to encourage business and trade between community members. The directory will act as a platform where business owners within the community can upload their businesses and community members can find providers of services or products from within the community as a first port of call. The directory has an optimised search feature, which allows people to filter by industry, location and vacancies.
Through this directory, we aim to increase the amount of business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions that take place within the community and strengthen the ties we have with each other to promote the further success of all our community members.
No business can thrive without networking. We hope to take our social unity a step further and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood even more by establishing a trade community based on trust, etiquette and the highest standards of commerce as outlined by the shariah and sunnah.
Furthermore there will be an opportunity for business owners to make themselves available to other budding entrepreneurs in our community who would like to seek advice and learn from those who have already established themselves in their particular field. This mentoring service will hopefully strengthen the bonds between us and keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive within our community for years to come.
In October 2015, the Imam Ali (as) mosque was officially opened in Copenhagen in Denmark. This is now the largest Shia mosque in the country and has space for over 1,500 worshipers.
December’s Khoja Studies conference certainly made clear that there is a rich history of Khoja heritage that often goes unnoticed.