Shafik Sachedina works with The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London founded in 1977 by Aga Khan. It has encompassed the ideas of Islams worldwide. The aim is to create awareness through publication and initiatives aimed at promoting the Islamic religion and culture throughout the world. The Institute of Ismail Studies has one of the biggest libraries housing the most extensive collection of Ismaili writings and codecs. The center has been used as a major research center for Islamic religion and culture.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies plays other critical functions in the Muslim religion and culture. It publishes academic publications to foster the growth of Muslim knowledge and education all over the world. The Ismail Programs all over educational programs that ought to be followed by Muslims from preparatory up to graduate level.
Shafik Sachedina is one of the essential personnel in the Institute of Ismaili Studies. He is head of the department at Jamali Institution. One of his key roles is coordinating the daily activities and programs of the Ismaili Institute among the 16 branches of the Institute. Sachedina is also responsible for interacting and ensuring smooth working with the Aga Khan development network programs and other institutions of Ismaili functions which have been spread all over Central Asia countries.
The head of the department in the Ismaili Studies also performs many other functions in the institution. Sachedina is a member of Board of Governors of the organization and is tasked with making critical decisions affecting the functionality of the group. He is also a member of Aga Khan Development Network Committee, Chairman of Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee which oversees the humanitarian assistance to the Muslims affected by natural and human-made disasters and has stepped in most parts of the world to offer humanitarian services.
Short bio of Shafik Sachedina
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Little information is known about his parents. The doctor, however, attended Guy Medical Hospital and later joined University of London Dental School where he qualified as a dental surgeon. The renowned surgeon has been a practicing dental surgeon in England for many years.
The surgeon joined Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions as part of the voluntary process. He is a practicing Muslim and believes in service delivery to other people, a move that saw him volunteer for many different Muslim based organizations. He has served with Islamic based organizations including as a president of the Ismaili Council of the United Kingdom and many other voluntary services.