Imam Khalid Latif: Executive Director and Chaplain at the Islamic Center of NYU

Meet Khalid Latif:

Khalid is a guiding light in the NY muslim community. In 2005 he was appointed as NYU’s first Muslim Chaplain. He has an ability to identify cultural and religious boundaries and provide suitable advice towards narrowing the gap. This has helped a wide range of muslims, from young and old, to understand how Islam and western culture can coexist. When he was 24, he became the youngest chaplain ever hired by the NYPD. He is a highly sought after speaker and has even provided his services to the U.S. State department. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and was featured in various media outlets including Time Magazine, BBC, NPR, CNN, The New York Times, BET, and GEO TV.

In 2010, he was named one of the 500 most influential muslims by Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Not only is he all that and a bag of chips, but he is also an awesome person to hang out with. I have met Khalid a few times and everytime was a pleasant experience.

This dude is clearly cool.

Khalid provides the muslim community and non-muslim community with a good example of how to balance religion with western culture. Khalid, you are the man!

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