Khalid Latif (imam)
|Executive Director and Lead Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University|
|Assumed office |
|Born||Edison, New Jersey|
|Residence||New York, New York, USA|
|Alma mater||New York University B.A. Political Science, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Hartford Seminary Graduate Education|
|Profession||Imam, Professor and Public Speaker|
In 2005, Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. In 2006, Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University. In 2007, Latif’s position was fully institutionalized at New York University, and so he committed himself to that institution and the building of a Muslim life institution.
In 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg nominated Latif to become the youngest chaplain in history of the New York City Police Department when he was 24 years old. Latif has developed skills as a spokesperson for co-existence, mutual understanding, and productive relationships between cultures, communities, and religions.
Latif has offered his experience to the U.S. State Department, various institutions, corporations, mosques, and other communities in the United States, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, and Egypt. He has been invited to speak at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Yeshiva University, St. John's University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California-Davis, University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, Princeton University, The University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), the Ohio State University and Harvard University. Latif has been quoted or otherwise featured in The Guardian and GEO TV. Latif was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2010 by Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.
In 2009, Latif was a runner-up in the FaithTrust Institute's National Sermon Contest for his sermon "Real Men Don't Hit Women".
Since 2010, Latif has run a daily blog for the HuffPost Religion during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in 2011 winning the Brass Crescent Award. He was named to the 2012 Christian Science Monitor's "30 under 30" list. In 2014, Latif was honored with the NYU Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his continued work to help bridge gaps between different faith groups. He also owns Honest Chops.
- "Muslim NYPD Chaplain On Faith, Fear And Getting Stopped By Airport Security". NPR.org.
- Bruinius, Harry (19 March 2009). "When NYPD wears a Muslim topi" – via Christian Science Monitor.
- Network, USA. "Characters Unite :: Imam Khalid Latif". www.charactersunite.com.
- "Khalid Latif - NYU Wagner". wagner.nyu.edu.
- MacDonald, Husna Haq and G. Jeffrey (6 January 2012). "Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Faith Leaders" – via Christian Science Monitor.
- Latif, Imam Khalid; Sarsour, Linda (4 February 2016). "We welcome President Obama's words in his mosque visit. Now we need actions" – via The Guardian.
- "ICNYU". ICNYU.
- "2009 National Sermon Contest Winners — FaithTrust Institute". www.faithtrustinstitute.org.
- Raushenbush, Paul Brandeis (12 March 2014). "'Of Many' Film Produced By Chelsea Clinton To Premier At Tribeca Film Festival, Featuring Muslim-Jewish Relations". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Khalid Latif - HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com.
- Prince Adewale Oreshade (24 May 2014). "Speech of Imam Khalid Latif when he was given the Alumni Distinguished Service Award at NYU 2014" – via YouTube.
- "Why Halal-Grade Meat Is More Humane And Better Tasting". 5 May 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- Imam Khalid Shares Stage with Pope Francis
- NY Daily News NYPD Appointment
- Vox Profile
- Family Circle Feature
- NY Times Imam Khalid Feature
- Honest Chops
- New York Foundation Confronting Islam
- Daily Beast Muslim Police Officers
- Imam Khalid Welcomes Obamas Words
- Islamic Center at New York University
- Faith House Bio of Imam Latif
- America.gov article on Imam Latif