Imam Khalid Latif
Founder, Adviser &Wedding Officiant
Khalid Latif is Executive Director and Chaplain (Imam) for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU).
Imam Latif saw the need for Muslim Wedding Service because of his extensive work in the community. Imam Latif has officiated hundreds of ceremonies and has attended even more. In his experience, he had seen too many Muslim weddings that lacked proper officiants and realized that there was a solution to this problem.
Imam Latif oversees the services provided by Muslim Wedding Service and ensures that these services are of the utmost quality.
executive director & Wedding Officiant
Afraz serves as the Executive Director for MWS and acts as a liaison between the couples and their wedding officiants. His goal is to create beautiful ceremonies that leave lasting impressions on the couple and their guests.
Additionally, Afraz Khan is a NYC-licensed wedding officiant and has officiated over 20 weddings with MWS. He has been serving in various capacities at the Islamic Center at NYU for the past several years. Under the tutelage of Imam Khalid Latif, he regularly delivers Friday sermons, conducts interfaith programming and has facilitated various faith-based classes, including a course focusing on the Attributes of God. Additionally, Afraz served as the President of the Muslim Students Association in which he was heavily involved in organizing programs to tackle issues of police brutality, Islamophobia and the deportation of undocumented students. He has been invited by various religious institutions, schools and nonprofits to speak on his faith and oftentimes performs spoken word as well.
In addition to his community work, Afraz has spent much of his life engaging with the Qur'an. Afraz completed his memorization of the Qur'an after 8 years of study and has conducted tajweed classes for the local community. Afraz expanded on his studies by attending Zaytuna College's Summer Quranic Arabic Intensive, completing an 8-week classical Arabic course through Studio Arabiya as well as taking classes in modern standard Arabic at NYU. In 2017, he completed a summer course through the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM) where he studied topics including the principles of rationality behind the four major schools of thought and the development of Islam in America with its beginnings in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Afraz Khan graduated from NYU in 2017 and is currently working at the ACLU in their Racial Justice Program in building cases to fight discrimination in law enforcement, housing and education. He previously worked in Community Affairs at the Manhattan Borough President's Office.
Mufti Suhaib Webb
Suhaib William Webb is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has a degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and in Islamic law from al-Azhar University in Cairo. He was named as a "Faith Leader to Watch" by The Center for American Progress in 2016, selected by the Muslim Community as one of CNN’s 25 Most Influential Leaders; as well as one of "Five Hundred of the Most Influential Muslims" by the Royal Islamic Studies Center in 2017. He is also currently the resident scholar at the ICNYU. Imam Suhaib has over sixteen years of experience by serving various communities in North America and is currently managing an Institute for training American Imams in the Washington DC area.