Our Need for Mercy – a quote by Imam Abdul Latif Finch

An extract from Imam Abdul Latif Finch’s thought ‘He is wherever you are’ 

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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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Our Capacities – a thought from Imam Abdul Latif Finch

A glass container can only stand so much pressure from its contents. glass container

If it is over loaded it will crack and be destroyed.

We are glass containers and what God gives us is according to our capacities.

If He gave more we would break.

He never gives us more than we can bear even though we may genuinely perceive it that way.

His Mercy itself is unlimited and we ourselves are the limited.

So any limitation of His mercy we perceive is only due to the limitedness of our containers.

May He continue to have Unlimited Mercy despite our limitations and may we continue to rely on Him to accept it, inshallah. Amin

Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch

July 2015

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