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Shakur is a surname and rarely used as a name like Shakir. Also, it is from one of the names of God in Islam, Ash-Shakur. Notable people with the name include:

  • Tupac Shakur (1971–1996), American rapper and actor
  • 'Abd Allah II ibn 'Ali 'Abd ash-Shakur (died 1930), last Emir of Harar, Ethiopia (1884–1887)
  • Afeni Shakur (1947–2016), former member of the Black Panther Party, mother of Tupac Shakur
  • Assata Shakur (born 1947), former Black Panther Party activist and escaped convict (sister of Mutulu Shakur)
  • Mopreme Shakur (born 1969), rapper (stepbrother of Tupac Shakur)
  • Muhammad ibn 'Ali 'Abd ash-Shakur, Emir of Harar, Ethiopia (1856–1875)
  • Mustafa Shakur (born 1984), basketball player
  • Mutulu Shakur (born 1950), Black Liberation Army leader and convicted murderer (father of Mopreme Shakur)
  • Sanyika Shakur (born 1963), born Kody Dehjon Scott and also known by his former street moniker Monster, former Los Angeles gang member
  • Elias Chacour (born 1939), Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 2006 to 2014

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