Throughout their existence, the Ismailis have been living under the guidance of hereditary Imam. They also trace their roots to Imamat through the hereditary succession of Prophet Muhammad. 1,400 years later, the Ismailis have spread into 25 countries under the leadership of Shafik Sachedina, an experienced community leader. Aside from serving in this community, he is also the head of Jamati Institutions located in France. He organizes different events for these institutions with the aim of disseminating knowledge about their culture.
What the Institute Does
The London Institute of Ismaili Studies promotes studying Muslim culture with the aim of helping people understand Islam while fostering better relationships with people of diverse religions. Moreover, it helps the Ismaili people have conferences together thereby, discussing different subjects like esoteric Islam and the future of their religion.
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In matters of education, Dr. Shafik Sachedina attended Guy’s Hospital School and studied dental surgery. After graduating, he relocated to England and started practicing as an entrepreneur. Majorly, he invested in the healthcare system where he held senior positions at the Aga Khan Development Network Committee and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International.
Sachedina at Sussex Healthcare
Besides supporting the growth of Institute of Ismaili Studies, Dr. Shafik Sachedina is the head cheerleader of Sussex Healthcare. This is a group of healthcare services companies that have been providing excellent health care services to the older generation. For more than 25 years now, the company has been tailoring its services to fit into the needs of its clients. With health being a sensitive issue especially for older people, Sussex Healthcare comes up with viable strategies that create a comfortable environment for patients.
Even with tremendous workload under his belt, Dr. Sachedina is well versed with the value of providing quality healthcare for patients. He manages residential healthcare by instigating ample time for patients to enjoy social activities. Besides, the organization is always open to cater to patients irrespective of the time they need care. It is evident that Sachedina is a qualified business and community leader who utilizes his wealth of knowledge in improving people’s lives.