Inspired by the legacy of Rumi, we aim to provide the cultural, social and spiritual foundations; to nurture individuals, revive communities and build bridges in society.
We are currently working on the following projects…
26 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7ST
Rumi’s Cave is a community hub, and a cultural arts and events space inspired by the legacy of Rumi.
The Cave offers an eclectic mix of programs and events, ranging from poetry and music nights, to afternoon tea, and a variety of talks, courses and creative workshops.
Rooted in a vibrant and dynamic community, the Cave has managed to bring together a diverse group of local and international guests, who share a passion for culture, creativity and learning. It also serves as a safe space where people from different backgrounds can come together and explore their cultures and identity.
You can find a full listing of events and programs via this link: Rumi’s Cave.
Rumi’s Kitchen is a bi-monthly soup kitchen for the homeless and vulnerable in North-West London, serving quality meals and providing a safe welcoming environment for those in need.
We like to feed people at Rumi’s Kitchen, but we are certainly about more than just offering a hot meal to those who come in off the street. The respect and dignity with which we treat our guests with makes Rumi’s Kitchen unique. We welcome the homeless and vulnerable as if they were guests in our own homes: with warmth and a freshly cooked meal. We sit with them, break bread with them, get to know them and let them get to know us.
We are currently operating on a fortnightly basis and regularly catering for over 100 individuals, yet we are determined to do more. We would love to run more regularly and in more locations, and also to expand into running welfare projects for our guests.
Rumi’s Courses & Retreats
Led by Sheikh Ahmed Babikir, our range of Courses & Retreats focus on Personal & Spiritual Development.
Led by Sheikh Ahmed Babikir these programs aim to facilitate personal and spiritual development in the community, with open workshops, courses and talks. We also arrange a series of national and international retreats, focusing on a variety of themes to do with individual and spiritual development.
Our spiritual programs are open to all, regardless of background and beliefs, as we also hope to serve as a platform for intra-faith and inter-faith dialogue.
About Sheikh Babikir
Arriving in Britain in 1977 Sheikh Babikir has been working hard to promote Islam’s spiritual message in the UK. Originally from Sudan, he began organising programs at London Central Mosque in Regents Park, and in North London where he first met His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, with whom he still continues to work.
Up until recently Sheikh Babikir was working at the Islamia Schools Centre, founded by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) in 1983, where his job was to provide teacher training and assist in educational workshops and conferences. He now dedicates most of his time to the development of rumis.org as a platform for social and spiritual growth.