Dr Ali Hussain Ali 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 a few months in Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen with his eminence Habib Umar Bin Hafidh, where he studied Qur’an, Hadith and the science of Ihsan.
Since 2015, Dr. Hussain has also accompanied His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Al-Qabbani, and learned from him the various Islamic disciplines. Dr. Hussain has also authored several publications including, “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”.