Zafir earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Zafir’s involvement with CAIR began in high school, where he participated in the first-ever Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) in Sacramento, and he has continued his involvement through numerous programs since then.
Zafir serves the community as a public defender for Alameda County. He is also the President of the Newark-based Hikmah Institute and is a board member for the Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers. He has previously served on the Library Advisory Commission for the City of Fremont and Human Relations Commission for Alameda County.