Tragedy to diamond – a quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

“Sometimes we mistake tragedy as punishment from God but diamonds are made from compressed coal. Mercy in disguise.”

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch 2015

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Muhammad Abdul Latif converted to Islam at the age of 20 and has earned ijazas in Islamic Sciences including Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul al-Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of numerous scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California where he served as the Imam till for 3 years until he resigned in 2012 to focus on his graduate studies. In addition, he was a teacher and a program developer for Deen Intensive Foundation, Seekers Guidance and has assisted Zaytuna College ‘s Summer Arabic Intensive program for three years in a row.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch has recently attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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Death bed – a quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

“Very few things will matter to us at the time of death.”

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch

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Muhammad Abdul Latif converted to Islam at the age of 20 and has earned ijazas in Islamic Sciences including Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul al-Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of numerous scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California where he served as the Imam till for 3 years until he resigned in 2012 to focus on his graduate studies. In addition, he was a teacher and a program developer for Deen Intensive Foundation, Seekers Guidance and has assisted Zaytuna College ‘s Summer Arabic Intensive program for three years in a row.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch has recently attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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Birth, God & Unlimited Mercy – a Thought from Imam Abdul Latif Finch

Absolute free will is total freedom to do whatever one wants whenever one wants.

However, no one has the ability to choose when to be born.

Therefore, no one has absolute free will.

Without absolute free will human beings are left with relative free will.

That which is relatively free is fairly restricted.

That which is fairly restricted requires something that limits it.

This limitation may be natural to it or imposed.

That which is limited is necessarily incapable of imposing this same limitation.

So, that which has a restricted free will has its limitation imposed upon it necessarily.

That which necessarily chooses when the human being is to be born, it follows, has absolute free will regarding her.

That which has absolute free will does not suffer limitation.

The Creator has absolute free will.

Therefore, the Creator necessarily imposes a restriction on the human being without limitation.

Therefore, in an unlimited fashion, God imposes His absolute free will on her.

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Something presented to another freely is a gift.

That which is presented absolutely freely is an unqualified gift.

An unqualified gift is an unlimited mercy.

The Creator, as indicated above, chose me to be born when He did as a mercy without limitation.

In this sense, birth is itself a proof for a Creator characterized with unlimited mercy.

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Tone Deaf – a thought from Imam Abdul Latif Finch

If one looks for pleasure or fulfillment outside of what God has permitted,

God permits them to be lost in the displeasure of distance from Him.

His allowance is not in reaction to the slave,

But rather, is an aspect of the laws of the universe.

Something laid down or fixed.

When someone goes against even the most minute fibers of the fabric of reality

They will find it an action spent in vain.

A waste.

The action is rejected like a bad note,

In a beautiful harmony,

Amongst limitless voices,

All resonating in one unified sound.

The heart of the offender,

In its cacophonic reverberation,

Is cast to the wayside,

No longer to be found.

Out of frequency and lost.

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Contentment – a quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

“Contentment with God is a type of Paradise. Lack of contentment with God is a kind of Hell.”

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch 2015

paradise and hell quote

Muhammad Abdul Latif converted to Islam at the age of 20 and has earned ijazas in Islamic Sciences including Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul al-Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of numerous scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California where he served as the Imam till for 3 years until he resigned in 2012 to focus on his graduate studies. In addition, he was a teacher and a program developer for Deen Intensive Foundation, Seekers Guidance and has assisted Zaytuna College ‘s Summer Arabic Intensive program for three years in a row.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch has recently attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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Attachments – a quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

 “If you can attach your heart to anything, anything can break it.”

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch 2015

heart quote by imam abdul latif finch

Muhammad Abdul Latif converted to Islam at the age of 20 and has earned ijazas in Islamic Sciences including Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul al-Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of numerous scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California where he served as the Imam till for 3 years until he resigned in 2012 to focus on his graduate studies. In addition, he was a teacher and a program developer for Deen Intensive Foundation, Seekers Guidance and has assisted Zaytuna College ‘s Summer Arabic Intensive program for three years in a row.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch has recently attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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Quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

“If your nose is blocked, does that mean the rose isn’t fragrant?”

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch 2015

Rose quote May 2015

Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch converted to Islam at the age of 20 and has earned ijazas in Islamic Sciences including Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul al-Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of numerous scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California where he served as the Imam till for 3 years until he resigned in 2012 to focus on his graduate studies. In addition, he was a teacher and a program developer for Deen Intensive Foundation, Seekers Guidance and has assisted Zaytuna College ‘s Summer Arabic Intensive program for three years in a row.

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch has recently attained a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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