Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to our current centre. We tried our very best to save this community asset but in the end it was out of our hands.
Being a non-profit, the closure of our centre has hit hard on our financial means for sustaining social care projects. The wider implications of the pandemic mean our future is uncertain.
Our current campaign #rumiscavelegacy, will allow continuation of our work in the community. More than this, it will help maintain a fully functioning food bank and cafeteria to support the most vulnerable, and aid us in securing a new safe space we can once again call Rumi’s Cave
Give Zakat . Impact change locally
End food poverty. Make a difference where you live
All Zakat donations are handled with the greatest care to ensure they reach those eligible.
Your Zakat reaches the poor and needy and food distribution – supporting the most vulnerable, low income families and the elderly
£250 to donate 200 meals
Donate with us towards daily breakfast, Saturday and Sunday lunch services, food banks, night shelter, food packages for struggling members of the community and outreach for the homeless.
Don’t forget this cause qualifies for Zakat.
Rumi’s Cave is an alternative community hub, social space, arts and events venue in London, open for all.
At the root of everything we do is service. For over 10 years, we have been connecting communities – looking after the most vulnerable in society and providing volunteering opportunities for those who want to give back.
Visitors per week (pre-covid)
Followers on social media
We run all year round, regardless of the weather and we have no restrictions to who we can help. All those people who slip through the net because they are not young enough, old enough or “poor” enough for certain benefits are caught by us.
More importantly than the food, we provide company to those who are socially isolated, an issue that was prevalent way before Covid imposed lockdowns. It has also been a refuge for our volunteers themselves, and over the years we have developed our own kitchen family
Meals served as daily breakfast, Saturday and Sunday lunch services, food banks
Emergency food and aid packs handed out to rough sleepers across London yearly
Food parcels delivered to Covid impacted families during the pandemic
What is Ulfa Aid?
Ulfa Aid is a registered UK charity, founded in 2004, by Sheikh Babikir Ahmed Babikir.
Ulfa Aid is committed to building and supporting communities both locally in the United Kingdom and across the globe.
How did it all get started?
In 2004, after seeing the destructive tsunami that took place in Indonesia, the charity was set-up to build homes for homeless. The charity thereafter continued to work in disaster zones in Bangladesh, Kashmir, Pakistan, Darfur and Somalia.
How does it continue to grow?
Our approach is to research, develop and implement lasting solutions on a micro-level that are sustainable to the local community.
Our focus is on serving the needs of those who are vulnerable, marginalised and isolated. We advocate for change on behalf of the most disenfranchised sections of our society.
See us in action
Come, come, whoever you are. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.
– Mawlana Rumi