Imam Shakir Ibn Yunus Pandor
Imam Shakir Ibn Yunus Pandor was born in Toronto, Canada. He travelled to the UK in 1990 where he completed the memorization of the Qur’an at Jame’ah Ta’limul Islam and the rigorous 8 year Alim program covering the Arabic language, Arabic morphology, Islamic jurisprudence, Tafseer (exegis) of the Holy Qur’an, Hadith (Prophetic Sciences), philosophy, and Aqeedah (Islamic Creed) under the guidance of some of the pioneer scholars in England, including Shaykh Yusuf Motala, Shaykh Hashim, Shaykh Bilal and Shaykh Abdur Raheem bin Dawood amongst others, at Darul Uloom Al-Arabiyah Al-Islamiyah, the renowned seminary of the great revivalist and scholar of Hadith, Shaykh-ul-Hadith Zakariyya Kandhlawi (Rahmatullahi Alayh).
After graduating in 1999 and receiving a Bachelors degree in Islamic Theology, he returned to Toronto, where he spent 8 years as an Imam and Islamic studies teacher at various Masaajid and Islamic schools. He aided in initiating the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT) an organization that caters to the various needs of Muslims in Canada. Imam Shakir served on the CCMT Executive Board of Directors for 3 years. He currently resides in Elizabethtown, KY where he serves as the Imam of The Islamic Center of Elizabethtown.