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Every donation counts.
Help us continue

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Due to Covid the centre has been closed, and open only for emergency food support.

Being a non-profit, this has hit hard on our financial means for sustaining social care projects. The wider implications of lockdown mean the future of the building itself is uncertain.

Our current campaign #helpcavegrow, will allow continuation of our work in the community. More than this, it will help acquire a long term space with a fully functioning hostel to support the most vulnerable, and a multi-purpose hall and cafeteria to continue providing this safe space for years to come

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

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.

Community Cohesion

Education & Training

Social Care


Visitors per week (pre-covid)

Meals served a year

Followers on social media

Rumi's Kitchen

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 the Covid imposed lockdown. It has also been a refuge for our volunteers themselves, and over the years we have developed our own kitchen family 

Welfare & Support

Nutrition & Health​

Food Distribution


Meals served as daily breakfast, Saturday and Sunday lunch services, food banks

aid packs

Emergency food and aid packs handed out to rough sleepers across London yearly


Food parcels delivered to Covid impacted families during the pandemic

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Watch the work completed so far

Build a masjid

Alhumdulillah, we are helping build a mosque and Quranic institute in Sudan. The building of the mosque is being organised by Sheikh Muhammad Hassan Alfatih Qaribullah

Read a message from Sheikh Babikir, Ulfa Aid Chairman, about this project

Ulfa Aid

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.

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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