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Imam Khalid Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005 where he began to initiate his vision for a pluralistic future on and off campus for American Muslims. He was also appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University in 2006. Spending a year commuting between these two excellent institutions, he finally decided to commit full-time to New York University's Islamic Center where his position was officially institutionalized in the spring of 2007. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center at NYU became the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States. Imam Latif's exceptional dedication and ability to cross interfaith and cultural lines on a daily basis brought him recognition throughout the city, so much so that in 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg nominated Imam Latif to become the youngest chaplain in history of the New York City Police Department at the age of 24.

Imam Latif has not only managed to solidify the basis of a strong Muslim community at NYU that seeks to emphasize inclusiveness and understanding of others without compromise, but has also worked tirelessly to foster dialogue with people of other faiths in order to clarify misconceptions and encourage mutual education. Through his work Imam Latif has demonstrated not only an exceptional dedication to gaining and disseminating religious knowledge and values, but has begun to carve out a much-needed space for young American Muslims to celebrate their unique identity and have their voices heard in the larger public sphere. He is a sought after speaker, having lectured throughout the United States and in various parts of the world and has been quoted, featured and appeared in numerous media outlets including the Huffington Post, BBC, NPR, CNN, the NY Times, Katie Couric New York Magazine, The Colbert Report, Newsweek,Time Magazine, BET and GEO TV. Amongst many awards and distinctions for leadership and community service over the last few years, Imam Latif has been named a Global Interfaith Visionary by the United Nations Temple of Understanding (2010), one of 100 NYC Luminaries by the New York Public Library (2011), one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (2009 & 2010), a Millennial Leader for Social Justice by Auburn Seminary (2011), and most recently listed to the The Christian Science Monitor's "30 under 30 " list (2012).

Entries by Imam Khalid Latif

A Final Ramadan Reflection

(7) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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Ramadan Reflection Day #25: Yesterday I Met One of the Children of Gaza

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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Ramadan Reflection Day #24: Giving Voice to the Voiceless -- Why We Need More Ayman Mohyeldins in the World

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 22: Lessons for Life from a Fight with My Wife

(16) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 3:23 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day #20: Selfless Worship -- What Have I Done This Ramadan? (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:35 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day #19: When Bad Things Happen to Good People -- Dealing With Terrible Sermons in the Muslim Community

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 3:54 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 18: No Woman Left Behind

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 1:57 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 17: Organized Evil vs. Disorganized Righteousness

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:52 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 16: Small Acts, Big Impacts

(8) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:30 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 13: A Love Supreme

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:11 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 12: Halal or Horrendous? Meat in the Muslim Community

(4) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 6:17 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 11: 'I'm Just Here to Pray' -- A Woman's Story About Being in the Mosque

(9) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 1:06 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 10: I vs. We, Illness vs. Wellness

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:31 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day #9: Ramadan Garbage Wars -- Ways to Close the Junkyard

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:04 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Prayers for the People of Burma's Concentration Camps

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 3:43 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day #6: Bringing Life Back Into Our Work/Life Balance

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 4:31 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day 5: Change it to #EyalGiladNaftaliMuhammed

(5) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 1:57 PM

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Ramadan Reflection Day #4: Mopping vs. Manliness -- You Don't Have to Be a Woman to Clean

(4) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 3: The Problem With Conditional Compassion

(5) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 2: Ramadan Is Making Me 'Hangry'

(3) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up...

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