Dr. Shafik Sachedina has long been praised throughout the Ismaili community as a person who has had a long career in establishing himself as a professional in serving the needs of those in the medical community.
His long career as the Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions. The Institute is located as part of the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan Foundation at Aiglemont in France. Everyone in the Ismaili community is aware of Dr. Sachedina’s role in coordinating the sixteen principal areas where the Ismaili communities institutions exist. Dr. Sachedina has extended his influence throughout the Ismaili community with his joint collaboration at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
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Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s most recent work with the Institute of Ismaili Studies has been a most welcomed addition to his already present influence on the Ismaili community. Along with Dr. Sachedina’s help, the Institute of Ismaili Studies will continue to broaden the exposure of the Ismaili Community to its growing international influence. His Highness the Aga Khan showed his greatest praise to the work of Dr. Shafik Sachedina by now closely associating him with work of broadening his influence thru his association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The Institute of Ismaili studies has been in existence since 1977 and has had an increasing amount of influence in promoting scholarly Muslim societies.
Dr. Shafix Sachedina is one of the most influential persons in the Ismaili Community. The religious, as well as the scholarly community surrounding the Institute, are in agreement with His Highness Aga Khan when he said an institute such as the Ismaili Studies will usher in new and “important pathways toward a more pluralistic and peaceful world.” Having such association with people like the distinguished leadership of Dr. Shafik Sachedina will assuredly help uphold that vision and draw forth more opportunities of the Institute as it makes its influence felt in the modern world of Ismaili Scholarship and its relationships with other faiths. Dr. Shafik Sachedina will now work alongside his other distinguished board of directors at the Institute of Ismaili Studies: Professor Afzal Ahmed, Dr. Aziz Esmail, Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, Mr. Naguib Kheraj, Mr. Zauhar Meghji. Dr. Shafik Sachedina will jointly help direct the Institute to a bright future of fruitful scholarship and relationships with other societies and faiths, paving the way to a bright future for the international Ismaili Community.
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