With many inmates seeking answers to questions beyond the abilities of the brothers presently working on the Inmate Assistance Program, Allah (Subhāna wa ta 'Ala) has blessed us with the ability to keep close contact with our noble brother Shakir McGill. A student of knowledge spanning over 15 years in Yemen. He was a student in Dammaj under Sh. Muqbil (Rahimahullah) for a number of years as well as many of the senior mashaykh there. He was also utilized by the mashaykh to teach new students arriving in Yemen to learn Arabic and other calsses. He has just recently spent about a month in Toronto here at TROID bringing us many beneficial classes on Fiqh and other matters, and is now in Shihr, Yemen to assist in opening the new markaz headed by Shaykh 'Abdullāh ibn Mar'ee al-'Adani (Hafidhahullah).
After speaking with our brother Shakir, and presenting him with the situation of our dear brothers writing to us from prison, he has enthusiastically volunteered his time and resources of knowledge to assist in any questions related to the Deen that we send him. May Allah increase our brother Shakir in good, reward him in this life and the Here After. Ameen!