Shafika graduated from the International Islamic University, Malaysia with an LL.B (Honours) in 1993 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the Malaysian Bar in 1994.

Shafika has advised on a wide variety of Islamic banking, real estate and corporate commercial matters and has contributed articles related to developments in Malaysia's capital markets and Islamic banking.

Being trained in Shari'ah as well as common law, Shafika has advised clients on various aspects of Islamic banking and finance utilizing various Shari'ah concepts such as Bai' Bithaman Ajil, Ijarah, Istis'na, Murabahah, Musyarakah, Mudharabah and the issuance of Islamic Securities under the Shari'ah principles of Bai' Bithaman Ajil, Ijarah and Murabahah.