Shafik Sachedina- The Face of Change in the Islamic Community

Any individual who has inspired not only his or her community but also the world, in general, will not leave this world without recognition. Probably, you have read or heard about certain people who have inspired the world in one way or another. Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a great inspiration not only to the Islamic community but also from a global perspective. He is the owner and founder of the Sussex Healthcare, an independent chain of facilities and supports services for the elderly patients as well as adults with disabilities in the UK.


Shafik Sachedina has been playing an indispensable role in the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The institution has been a great attraction in the United Kingdom and surroundings. This is not only because it is a research-based institution but has also been working hard towards giving extra recognition to the field of Muslim culture. It has also focused on Muslim studies, the historical aspect of the faith and the society in general among many other issues.

Through the guidance of Shafik Sachedina, the institution has been fostering the growth of the Muslim community, aiding others to fathom the Muslim community’s historical and cultural orientation and background. His motives have been impacted by the fact that Muslim values and norms have been neglected for many years. Dr. Shafik has played great roles in coordinating activities within various Muslim bodies in the institution.


Being a member of the Aga Khan, Shafik Sachedina has played great roles in the interaction of the Aga Khan Development Network Institution in Central Asia. Dr. Shafik has been involved in decision making especially when it comes to issues that affect the Muslim community. His influence has been incomparable in the community and many people have perceived him as a spiritual emissary to the Aga Khan Foundation.

Many people and especially Muslim followers perceive and call him an Elder of the faith and his influence in the community is incalculable. Through his compassionate work and service to the community, many people have been able to transform their lives and embrace every moment they share within the community. Dr. Shafik Sachedina is also a philanthropist a title he has embraced through his continued volunteerism in the community activities. He is also a trained and experienced dental surgeon and an alumnus of the University of London.