Shafik Sachedina is a member of the board at the Ismaili Studies. His Highness Aga Khan heads the Institute of Ismaili Studies. This Institute came into being in 1977. The goal of this institute is to further education and knowledge about Muslim heritage and society, about the present as well as the past. It operated in London and also functions as a resource center on the Muslim faith. It has an extensive library that houses some of the most significant Muslim works.
Shafik Sachedina is a learned and respected member of his community. Tanzania is the birthplace of Dr. Sachedina. He studied dental sciences in 1975 at the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School which is part of the University of London. He has established his dental career in England. He co-chairs the Sussex Health Care Company located in South England at present. Sussex Health Care primarily serves older adults with health issues such as neurologic or physical deficits.
Shafik Sachedina is a prominent member of several panels and is committed to working for the Ismaili Imamat. He is associated with the Ismaili Leaders International Forum, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance and the Aga Khan Development Network Community. He has also held the prestigious position of President of the Ismaili Council in the past.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies facilitates the dissemination of intellectual knowledge via its publications, discussions, and proposals. It also acts as a place for people to convene and discuss issues. This center also partners with other educational bodies to enhance academic instruction. It has associations with several other centers such as the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Jordan, University of London’s Institute of Education and McGill University, among others. The Institute focuses on both contemporary as well as archaic facets of the Muslim faith and explores diverse dimensions of these areas. The Institute offers several programs in different areas. These include the Graduate Program in Islamic Studies and Humanities, the Secondary Teacher Education Programme, and the Doctoral Scholarship Programme. The Institute has a rich faculty of experts and scholars in the field of Islamic studies.
Shafik Sachedina engages in non-profit work at his leisure. He heads the Department of Jamati Institutions of the Secretariat of His Highness, the Aga Khan. This Department is located in France. Shafik Sachedina oversees the functioning of several branches of this body in 16 places. He also interacts and coordinates with the Ismaili Committees and Aga Khan Development Network.