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 is a student in the Alimiyyah program of Al-Salam Institute under the auspices of Sh. Akram Nadwi. Professionally, He is a practicing Physician.