Dr. Arif Hussain received his training in social activism and youth development during his years as a member of Young Muslims (YM). While in YM, he served as a Neighbornet Coordinator, Chicago City Coordinator, and National Coordinator. He was also a founding member of the Islamic Learning Foundation in Chicago where he helped develop the curriculum for the faculty of Arabic studies.
He completed a rigorous course of Arabic study at the Qortoba Institute in Cairo Egypt. Currently, He studies with Imam Yusuf Rios with a focus on Islamic leadership and Principles of Islamic Law. Professionally, He is a practicing Physician.