In the two months since the COVID-19 pandemic has come to be public knowledge, there has been an abundant need for social assistance. From the growing need for financial security, to the basic need for food and shelter many communities have been devastated at an alarming capacity. However, Charity is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and we are seeing a heightened involvement of Muslims and Islamic leaders in helping to alleviate the suffering of many vulnerable individuals during this quarantine. Please join MPAC as we speak with Imam Khalid Latif on what he is doing for his New York Community, and how public citizens can get involved in such efforts.
Khalid Latif is Executive Director and Chaplain (Imam) for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU).
In 2005, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. At NYU, Khalid initiated his vision for a pluralistic American Muslim community, rooted on campus and reaching out to the city. In 2006, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University. In 2007, Imam 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. Today's Islamic Center is a leader among American Muslim organizations, uniquely shaped to contribute to the future of Muslim practice in the West.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
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