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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

Ramadan Reflection Day 30: A Final Ramadan Reflection

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 1:15 AM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 29: Four Women I Met and The Prayer They Asked Us To Make

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 11:08 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 28: Finding Success Through Failure

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 7:52 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 27: A Prayer for the Night

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2013 | 4:23 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 26: Simple Actions Can Change the World

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 25: A Letter to My Community

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 6:42 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 24: Need, Greed and Our Responsibility To the World

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 23: Fatherhood From the Beginning -- Things I Learned During Pregnancy

(4) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 1:32 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 22: What Does Marriage Mean to You?

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 21: Maureen Dowd, Huma Abedin and the Media's Simplistic Stance on Islam

(16) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 20: Softening the Heart Through Spiritual Retreat -- The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Building Spaces for the Silent Majority

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2013 | 7:21 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 18: Adoption, Foster Care and the World's Forgotten Children

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:54 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 17: Giving Better vs. Giving More -- Being Smarter With Our Charity

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 16: Every Teacher Was Once a Student

(5) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 15: A Conduct That Is Quranic in Nature -- The Qur'an on Good Character

(18) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 2:29 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 14: I Get Sad Sometimes

(9) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 13: Syria On My Mind -- Curing the Illness of Indifference

(7) Comments | Posted July 21, 2013 | 4:21 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 12: The Benefits of Familiarity

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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Ramadan Reflection Day 11: Boys Will Be Boys, But Not Always Men

(19) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the third year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author...

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