Biography

Mr. Sadrudin Hassam
Cataloguing Assistant

Introduction

Sadrudin has served the secular and religious education institutions both in professional and voluntary capacities for many years in Tanzania and the U.K.  He has a Master’s degree from Edinburgh University in Islamic Studies.  He is a qualified teacher from Nairobi Teacher Training College and has many years’ experience of teaching in schools and training voluntary teachers in Tanzania, U.K. and Portugal.  As Religious Education Officer for ITREB (UK), he was mainly responsible for training teachers and moving the Buyut al-Ilminfo-icon from cramped jamatkhana rooms and setting up in proper schools in the main urban centres in the U.K. as well as helping to implement the new IIS curriculum.

His academic interests have always been Ismaili History and Ginanic literature. He has written a number of articles in religious education publications, Ilm and Al-Misbah.  He has written also a book on the Alamutinfo-icon Period of Ismaili History for secondary students and has currently completed a booklet on Ginans – Understanding and Appreciation Made Easy – Part One.  The ultimate aim of this series of three booklets is to enable the learner to understand and appreciate the ginans in their own Indic Ismaili vernacular idiom through the secondary medium of printed and handwritten Gujarati and the original medium of printed and handwritten Khojkiinfo-icon scripts.