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20-Jun-2018 16:51

The first set of friends my parents made was all Bohris. It was the Bohris my family met at mosque who connected them with good doctors, lawyers and businessmen.

The people they met at mosque, who were all first- or second-generation immigrants themselves, explained things like health insurance and the U. However, as my family settled in further, we all realized that the Bohri community in Houston was far more devout that the community we’d known in Karachi.

My first real memory of the United States is that of a three-story-tall Christmas tree in the middle of the ice rink of a Houston-area mall.

It’s the blasphemous image that I’ll always associate with my family’s move to America from Karachi, Pakistan, in December of 1999.

During that Ramadan, I realized something I’d never understood before: Being Muslim could become a part of your identity, something that you could embrace as part of yourself like it was a talent akin to having masterful violin skills or the ability to do long division without a paper and pencil.

In Karachi, everyone I knew was Muslim—my religiosity wasn’t something that I could hold over someone else.

There are about 1.2 million Bohra Muslims in the world, and the majority of the population resides in Mumbai, India, with fewer than 40,000 in Pakistan.

Bohra Muslims, known informally as Bohris, practice a form of Shiite Islam that’s not common to the rest of the Muslim world.

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The Bohris we met during those initial weeks all lived in the same neighborhoods, were concentrated in the same few public schools, and often interacted solely with other Bohris.

In the Karachi we’d left behind, the Pakistani rupee was falling, school was often cancelled because of intermittent violence in the city and Pervez Musharraf had recently overthrown the civilian government in a military coup that took only seventeen hours.