Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch is an American Muslim Lecturer, Teacher, and Da’ee. After converting to Islam at the age of 20, he began seeking sacred knowledge and eventually in 2002 moved his family to the San Francisco Bay Area to study and be amongst the first students of the Zaytuna Institute (now Zaytuna College) where he earned his ijazaa in Islamic Sciences including; Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Maliki and Shafi’i Jurisprudence, Usul Fiqh, Seerah, Logic, and Arabic Grammar and Morphology under the tutelage of noted scholars; Shaykh Hamza Yusef, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Taahir, Qari Umar Bellahi, Shaykh Abdullah Ali, and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.
Since graduating in Zaytuna 2008, Muhammad Abdul Latif has continued his studies. Under the guidance of Imam Zaid Shakir, Muhammad Abdul Latif 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.
Muhammad Abdul Latif is currently residing in Berkeley, California where he is pursuing a Master's degree in Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, a member of the Graduate Theological Union in
His translation works include: Maqamaat Al Deen Ath Thalaath (The Three Levels of Deen) by Shaikh Ibrahim Niasse, awaiting publication. He regularly contributes to both the Faydah Institute and Floodplains.
He also regularly teaches classes in Berkeley and has given talks in Canada, England, Scotland,Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain and Burkina Faso.
He is available for talks, courses and Deen Intensives and is able to teach Quranic Sciences,Hadith, Maliki and Shafi Jurisprudence, Tassawuf, Usul Fiqh, Seera, Logic and Arabic.