Prince Raphael Dakik
HH Prince Raphael Dakik (born on August 17, 1998 in Düsseldorf) is a Management Consultant and International Development Lobbyist. He has build up a reputation as an immensely influential young leader and Government Strategist.
He is member of the Telai Cadet Branch of the Afghan Royal Family and a hereditary descendant of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from St. Sayyid Mir Jan´s family.
After an exclusive internship in the German Federal Parliament in 2016, Raphael decided to start his fundamental major studies in law with a minor in physics in Germany from 2017 to 2020 and a semester in IR at the UoL (LSE-directed).
Combining his know-how in Law and Maths, Raphael is now in part-time pursuing his Master Studies in Management (MSc), deepening his scientific career in the field of Financial Engineering. Financial Engineering deals with the mathematical implications of Financial Theory, by involving methods of Engineering and Programming.
After his legal internship in the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Raphael established his own consultancy firm in 2020 focusing on EPCM Solutions for the Oil and Gas and Mining Industry as well as Diplomatic Strategies.
He had gained a very strong network and decided to work as a trainee consultant in an internationally well known Consultancy firm in the field of Exteernal Human Resources (Recruitment) in year 2021. Recruitment signifies to consult mandates in optimizing their HR sections with right candidates based on strategic audits and executive assessments.
After the Taliban-takeover of Kabul, Raphael paused his professional career spending 2 years in an IR reseacrh project called RAGE, that optimized his political network tremendously.
He reinitiated his professional career and is besides his political responsibilities Recruitment Consultant at the German-based Boutique Consultancy Firm Head for Work Group, specialized in white collar recruitment.
▪︎ Pashto (Intermediate)
▪︎French (Fluent, certified C1 Level)
▪︎Portuguese (Intermediate, Brazilian Accent)
▪︎Arabic (Scriptural and Theologic, Persian Accent)
During his semester at UoL, Raphael started carrying out an IR research project called Royal Afghan Government in Exile (RAGE) with the support from Senior politicians worldwide. It is dedicated to experimentally research the feasibility of re-establishing his family´s dynasty in Afghanistan again for enduring peace. The glorious Saratan Revolution of 1973 (picture of HH Prince Ghulam Haidar Khan, dancing the Attan with other members of the Royal Family) was the golden era of Afghanistan in which all Afghan Princes of all cadet branches jointly abandoned King Zahir Shah in support for Prince Daoud Khan as authoritarian President by establishing "the Republic of the Sardars (Princes)". The Muhammadzai dynasty fell in 1978 with the bloody Soviet-backed Saur Revolution and the following Soviet Invasion 1979, ending the rule of Prince Raphael´s family traumatically with the mass execution of most Afghan Princes (including all in the picture).
As a Professional Lobbyist, Prince Raphael advised many governmental institutions and advocated the interests of leading global NGOs in front of governments.
He furthermore has established a reputation as a very strong networked young leader who established his own international Forum on Lobbyism in Graubünden, Switzerland called Hazrat Ishaan Global Governance Conference (HI-GGC).
As a well-known descendant of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, Prince Raphael takes pride to have converted many people to the faith of Islam and highlights the importance of balancing islamic rules like prayers etc. with joy and inside instead of political demagogism.
As an offspring of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Prince Raphael is a pious Muslim with an ascetic lifestyle, fasting twice a week and enjoying time with his family, religious novices and converts, enjoying nature, sports and visiting museums.
He is focusing on constantly developing himself physically and intellectually.
Family History and Life in Exile
As members of the Muhammdzai Royal Family, Raphael´s family escaped from the Soviet Invasion that led to 2 Million Afghans being killed by the Communists, leaving the country in a state of ongoing turmoil.
After the emotional final battle of HRH President Prince Daoud Khan against the communist coupists ending with his martyrdom, his cousin -Raphael's grandfather- HRH Prince Abdul Khalek Khan (picture as Royal Afghan UN Ambassador) was as one of the 20 most influential royals (Sardars, belonging to HRH President Prince Daoud Khan´s innerest circle) kidnapped by the Communists during the Saur Revolution. They were imprisoned and tortured in subsoil rooms of the Ministry of Defense in which all nineteen Royals were executed. However the life of HRH Prince Abdul Khalek Khan as the only one was spared due to an intervention of Vice-General Secretary Hafizullah Amin who was a former Physics student of Raphael´s grandfather, always looking up to his former Physics Professor at Kabul University as the father of Afghan Science.
After some military underground operations of Prince Raphael's uncle Prince Karim, his sub-cadet branch (Mir Muhammad Jan-Khel) of the Telai had the time and chance to be evacuated by the closest friend of the Muhammadzai Dynasty, Germany, upon which his family had to start from zero.
For security reasons as the KGB and KHAD persecuted Prince Raphael´s family, the royal surname "Khan-e-Telai" (Lord of the Telai Cadet Branch) was changed to "Dakik", by Raphael´s uncle Prince Abdul Razek which is Persian meaning "chique", "precise" or "ettiquetteful" to honor the noble ettiquette of the Afghan Royal family. The surname has also got a mystical note in light of the Light ("Noor") of Prophet Muhammad concentrated ("Dakik") in the family, according to Naqshbandists.
Although there was hope for the Muhammadzai Dynasty to be re-established in 2001, Afghan Warlords from the Northern Alliance supported by Arab Terror groups threatened the royal family with another civil war, which is why HM King Zahir Shah neglected the claim to the throne.
In year 2009 and 2014 two distant cousins of Prince Raphael attempted to run for presidency. HRH Prince Mohammed Nadir Khan Naeem of the Yahya-Khel Telai cadet branch, who was outside of country during the bloody Saur Revolutionist purge and HRH Prince Ali Khan Seraj (d.2012) from the Seraj Cadet Branch, whose cadet branch is based in Italy. They thus had the reputation as the last two Afghan Princes standing in Afghanistan.
From 2021-2023, Raphael was the only Afghan Prince who alongside his dedicated supporters was experimenting the re-establishment of the Muhammadzai Dynasty in an international dimension through Lobbyism in a project called RAGE.