Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
He studied Islamic Sciences in Sudan under Shaykh Fatih Qaribullah son of Sayyidi Shaykh Qaribullah son of Shaykh Ahmed At-Tayyib. He has certified ijazah in various Islamic disciplines, including Maliki fiqh (jurisprudence), Hadith (prophetic tradition), Aqeedah (theology), Tafsir (exegesis), Ta'wil a-ahadith (interpretation of ahadith), Dawah, Tajweed and Tasawwuf, under the tutelage of scholars and sages of Africa and the Middle East.
As a young man, he was initiated into the Sammaniya Tariqa (Sufi order)). He was granted ijaza (authorisation) as a spiritual guide by the sage Shaykh Fatih Qaribullah. He later received ijazas from other spiritual luminaries such as Shaykh Salih Jafari and Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani.
Career[edit | hide | edit source]
In 1977, Babikir arrived in Britain. He completed a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Management at the University of London. He organised and started his first programme at London Central Mosque in Regent's Park. He then went on to participate in the development of the North London Community Centre.
Babikir currently works as the Imam of Islamia Schools Centre, which was founded by Yusuf Islam in 1983. He delivers workshops and conferences promoting Muslim schools. He also delivers courses in different Islamic subjects in universities and Islamic Centres.
In 2004, Babikir founded Ulfa Aid, which is an international humanitarian relief charity helping the poor and needy around the world. He is also the Director and Founder of Rumi's Cave, a community hub in West London.
Babikir also presents Islamic education programme 'Wisdom and Tea' which airs every Thursday at 7 pm on British Muslim TV.
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