Qazi Hussain Ahmed was born at Ziarat Kaka Sahib in Nowshera, NWFP, Pakistan in 1938. His father Qazi Muhammad Abdul Rab was a religious luminary and a farmer by profession.
After having completed early education at home, Qazi Hussain Ahmed was admitted to Islamia College, Peshawar and got his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geography from the University of Peshawar. He served as lecturer for three years, teaching at the graduate level in SWAT NWFP. Inclined mor