The Book of Assistance: A Spiritual Ascension
Self-reflection is one of the essential ingredients of progress in Islam. Imam Khalid Latif will discuss the famous work of Imam Abdullah al Haddad who was a great scholar and a reviver of Islam in the 12th century. This class will provide us with clear instructions on how to purify and cultivate our hearts through practical counsel and guidance. This class will serve as a key for us to understand ourselves better and therefore connect with Allah SWT.
Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif is a University Chaplain for New York University, and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. 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.

Most recently, Imam Latif was selected as one of 60 NYC leaders to serve on May Bill Deblasio’s Transition Team, helping to recommend and select individuals for key roles in the current NYC administration and also appointed to a “Task Force to Combat Hate” by NYC Public Advocate Tisch James to deal with the rise in Islamophobic, anti-semitic and anti-sikh sentiment in NYC.