Yousef Hussin was born and raised in the United States. He traveled to Egypt where he studied at Al-Azhar University for a time, then continued at the Islamic University of Minnesota, earning a B.A. and M.A. in Islamic Studies. He has received ijazah in Qur’anic recitation from Sheikh Waleed Al-Meneese and Sheikh Sherzaad Tahir. He was the former Imam of Masjid Annur in Sacramento, CA.