Developing A Noble Character
Originally from the Sudan, Sheikh Babikir arrived in Britain in September 1977. Since his arrival he has been working hard to promote Islam spiritual message amongst the native British. He started his first programme at London Central Mosque at Regents Park, which is currently known as Saturday Circle.
He participated in the development of the North London Community Centre where he met His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for the first time as he had helped in raising the fund from his late Royal Highness King Fahd Bin Abdul-aziz. Since then Sheikh Babikir has been involved in promoting the true message of Islam all around the world. In countries such as South Africa, USA, Nigeria, Indonesia, Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Holland and many others.
He has also worked at spreading this message within the British Isles in schools, colleges, universities, banks, religious institutions and many other organisations. Sheikh Babikir participates in promoting Britain and British Islam through the Commonwealth and Foreign Office. The Sheikh currently works at Islamia Schools Centre which was founded by Yusuf Islam in 1983 as the first Muslim school in the world. His job is to promote Muslim Schools at home and abroad through workshops and conferences. In 2004 the Sheikh founded his own charity Ulfa Aid providing homes for homeless people in Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan.
The Sheikh also delivers courses in different Islamic subjects in universities and Islamic Centres. One of the areas that the Sheikh is passionate about and has been hard to promote is interfaith dialogues which he believes are essential in a multi faith Britain.
Shaykh Babikir Ahmed Babikir (sometimes known as Shaykh Ahmed Abubakr) has been actively involved in Dawah in the UK since the7O's. He is currently the Imam of Yusuf Islam's Islamia School.
He studied the Islamic Sciences in Sudan under Shaykh Fatih Qaribullah (rahimah-ullah) son of Sayyidi Shaykh Qaribullah (rahimah-ullah) son of the Great Shaykh Ahmed At-Tayyib (rahimah-ullah). Shaykh Babikir continues his dawah circle every Saturday night in London, which began at Regents Street Mosque and now takes place at Cricklewood mosque.
For many years the Shaykh has been actively helping the poor and needy in his native Sudan. In 2004 the Shaykh decided to start the work in an official capacity hence Ulfa Aid was founded.
He is currently the chairman of Ulfa Aid which is an international Relief Agency helping the poor and needy around the world.