In society today, it is common practice for the youth to cultivate their skills and ultimately choose a career in which their skills are found to be an asset. What the youth don’t think about, though, is how their skills can actually be an asset to the development and ultimate success of Islam in this world today. Consequently, there are practices in Islam that can be used to benefit us in society as well, but nobody thinks about these things.
Ivy Muslims Conference 2018 Keynote Speech. Martin Luther King spoke passionately about the beloved community. It’s a vision for a nation that has been picked up by so many over the past six decades, but what does it mean today. With political fragmentation across the country, and increasing fragmentation and tension within Muslim communities, what does the beloved community look like? What do our sacred ethics say about our role in building such a community? How is the language of beloved community reflected in our tradition and in the life of the Beloved of God. Imam Khalid Latif digs deep to give us some perspective and some answers which ought to change the way we think about our role in America and beyond.
Do we think about God before we begin with an act? Do we ponder what God will say or respond to what we are about to do? Do we think deeply about our decisions? Imam Khalid Latif reminds us of the important to be aware.
If we were not here, would the community we were part of miss us? Would they say we need them because of our contributions? What have we done to help our communities and our societies grow and be better? Imam Khalid Latif delivers this inspiring lecture motivating us to give back for the sake of Allah.
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.
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]
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
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
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 (www.icnyu.org) on Friday, March 4th, 2011 by Imam Khaild Latif.
This Khutbah was delivered by Imam Khalid Latif on November 5th 2010 at the Islamic Center at NYU. In it he speaks about the importance of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, and how one can take advantage of both.