Khalid Latif Lectures

When I Found Out Marshmallows Weren’t Halal

Imam Khalid Latif tells the heartbreaking tale of his days as a chubby boy finding out one of his beloved snack foods weren’t permissible to eat because it contained gelatin with pork in it. Filmed at the Native Tongue story slam on May 21 in New York City.

Muslims, Rock The Vote

In this Khutbah, Imam Khalid Latif discusses the Treaty of Hudaybiyah and how it can offer important insight into the topics of civic engagement, coalition building, and strategy to help reach important societal goals and milestones and strengthen the community and bring benefit to society on a whole.

This Woman is My Hero

In this Khutbah, Imam Khalid Latif discusses the story of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and said: “O Allah’s Messenger! This is Khadijah, coming to you with a dish having meat soup (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (Allah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a palace made of Qasab in Paradise, wherein there will be neither any noise nor any toil, (fatigue, trouble, etc.).” [Al-Bukhari]

ICNYU Getting Ready for Ramadan 2012: Session #1

The month of Ramadan is only weeks away inshallah and the IC wants to help you be ready for it. For the second year, join us each Wednesday night as Imam Khalid Latif presents a different topic each through lecture and interactive exercises tailored to make sure you get the most out of your Ramadan inshallah. Topics will include, but not be limited to,:

-Intention: Confidence vs. Arrogance
-Making and Breaking Habits
-The Fiqh of Fasting
-Understanding Mercy, Compassion, Forgiveness and Your Emotions
-How to Build a Relationship with the Qur’an
-Effective Du’aa: being ready for the conversation
-Building a Relationship with Allah and His messenger, salallahu ‘alayhi was’salaam
-Rights upon Yourself: Physically Benefiting from your Fasting

Ingratitude: The Other Definition of Kufr

This Khutbah was given by Imam Khalid Latif at the Islamic Center at NYU on Friday, April 6th, 2012 in which he discusses the importance of thanking others and expressing gratitude for them and the dangers of being ungrateful.

Abu Hurairah reported: The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “He has not thanked Allah who has not thanked people.”

[Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Number 4811]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏ لاَ يَشْكُرُ اللَّهَ مَنْ لاَ يَشْكُرُ النَّاسَ

Every 2 Minutes: Sexual Violence

This Khutbah was given by Imam Khalid Latif at the Islamic Center at NYU on Friday, April 13th, 2012. April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Why Me, Allah?

Khalid latif spoke powerfully, eloquently, and deeply on individual suffering, especially faced by women in our communities, their trials, and our need to present compassion in place of judgment

It’s Tough Being A Girl

Many of the discussions that exist around gender in the Muslim community, both in the United States and abroad, have not fruitful. In this khutbah, Imam Latif speaks about the need for Muslim women to empower themselves through knowledge and also discusses how Muslims on a whole have failed to treat their women with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

This Khutbah was delivered at the Islamic Center at NYU ( on Friday, March 4th, 2011 by Imam Khaild Latif.

Five Wisdoms

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The Mechanics of Prayer

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