Family and friends gathered in an exquisitely adorned private tent at Stage House Tavern, Mountainside, NJ to celebrate Imam Hajji Earnest Shakir’s 89th birthday on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Plainfield Masjidullah founder; devoted husband of Audrey Shakir; dedicated father of Earnest Wiggins Jr., Jemil Shakir, and Chadia Saleem honored his longevity with family, supporters, special presentations, gifts, and scrumptious cuisine.
Imam Shakir is a devout Muslim leader, consummate professional, well-respected community benefactor, and owner of Wiggins Auto Body Inc. in Plainfield, NJ. This 50+ year business owner and community service advocate is the recipient of numerous exemplary awards and honors from the Union County NAACP, UCC Justice and Peace Action Network, Union County ACIC Stop the Violence Campaign, Plainfield Marcus Garvey Pioneer Award, Plainfield Area NJ Ebony Police Association, Plainfield Masjidullah, and more. Imam Shakir wholeheartedly believes “The best people are those who go beyond themselves to make a difference in the lives of others.”