Shakiel Humayun was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Baruch College with a BBA in Business Administration. He then completed post-graduate studies at the Arabic Language Institute at Umm-ul-Qura University in Makkah al-Mukarramah. He continued his studies in the College of Shariah at Umm-ul-Qura University. During his stay overseas, he had the opportunity to meet and benefit from many of the senior scholars such as Shaykh Ibn Baz and Shaykh al-Uthaymin. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Usul-ul-Fiqh in the U.S. Shakiel Humayun serves as the President at the Foundation for Knowledge and Development Inc.