Dr. Ali Hussain has a doctoral degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan, Department of Middle Eastern Studies. His research focuses on the image of Jesus Christ AS in the writings of the Andalusian mystic Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-‘Arabi (QS).
Alongside this academic tract, Dr. Hussain has also studied classical Islam with various prominent Muslim scholars. Most notably, in 2013, he studied for 3 months in Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen with his eminence Habib Umar b. Hafidh, where he studied Qur’an, Hadith and the science of Ihsan.
Since 2015, Dr. Hussain has also accompanied his eminence Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, and learned from him the various Islamic disciplines.
Dr. Hussain is also a creative writer, musician and photographer. His publications include: “Mystical Musings of a Contemporary Dervish”, “The Souk of Nostalgia: A Childhood Between Rivers and Mountains”, “The Art of Ibn ‘Arabi”, “Art in Memoirs: Setting Forth” and “Rumi and Gibran in Conversation”