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08
Jul
10

Headed to Beantown

https://i1.wp.com/www.celebrateboston.com/images/culture/nicknames/beantown01.jpgFor those of you who are in Boston, I’m going to be giving the Khutbah at the ISB Cultural Center this Friday inshallah.  The masjid is located at 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Boston, MA 02120 and Jummah starts at 1pm.

I’ll be there with Haroon Moghul teaching at the Fawakih Program. More details on that can be found at http://fawakih.com/.  We’re going to be teaching Saturday and Sunday inshallah and Haroon is going to also be giving a lecture at Masjid Yusuf Saturday night. Details on that are below via the Maydan Institute’s blog. (I’ll explain in a later post what Maydan is.)

Join Maydan’s Executive Director Haroon Moghul and Senior Instructor Imam Khalid Latif at Masjid Yusuf on Saturday night, July 10th, 2010. At 8:45p.m., Haroon will be presenting on Muslims and Islamophobia, introducing strategies to engage media, offer alternatives to negative narratives, understand how and why Islamophobia works the way it does and empower Muslim communities with better and more diverse representation. Where: 186 Chestnut Hill A … Read More

via The Maydan Institute

If  you’re in the area and want to meet up let me know.  I should be free Friday all day after Jummah.

On a totally separate topic, I had a follow up interview with CNN on the op-ed post I wrote for them on recognizing Eid Holidays in the NYC Public School system (to read that article click here). You can check out the video by clicking here

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22
Aug
09

ICNYU Ramadan 1430 Announcement

https://i2.wp.com/www.andrealobel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/crescentmoon.jpgBased off of credible local moonsightings throughout the country, The Islamic Center at NYU, in conjunction with various masajid and organizations in the New York City area and across the country, will be observing Saturday, August 22nd, as the first day of fasting for the month of Ramadan.

We will begin hosting iftar dinners starting this Monday night at sundown inshallah, August 24th, and will carry on through the end of Ramadan.  Please note that we will not be hosting iftar at the Islamic Center this Saturday or Sunday.

Dinners will be held at our facility in the basement level of St. Joseph’s church located at 371 Sixth Avenue, New York , NY 10014 (at the corner of 6th avenue and Washington Place).   Directions can be found on our website at http://www.icnyu.org

Taraweeh prayers will not be offered on campus. There are many masajid in the area that offer taraweeh prayers, including Medina Masjid on 11th street and 1st Avenue as well as the 96th street masjid that is located on 96th between 2nd and 3rd avenue.  For those who are interested in attending taraweeh prayers, a group will be going from NYU inshallah in the evening following iftar.

At this time it is also important to keep in mind that the different opinions that exist in regards to the start and end times of the Islamic months are all valid according to Shari’ah and supported by respectable scholars with evidence.  We should not let this become a point of contention within the community.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at kl442@nyu.edu

On behalf of the Islamic Center at NYU, Ramadan Mubarak wa Ramadan Kareem wa Kullu A’am wa Antum bi Khayr.  May Allah accept from all of us during this blessed month of Ramadan.  Ameen.




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My name is Khalid Latif. I work as the Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University as well as a Chaplain for the NYPD, New York City Police Department.

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