Farid Muttaqi was born in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif city in Balkh, Afghanistan. Along with his two sisters and three brothers, Farid travelled through the country where his father was deputed for a work. In the year 2000 he enrolled in the Balkh University of Afghanistan from which he graduated in 2004 with a BA from the Department of Law and International Relations.
Starting during his university years, Farid Muttaqi actively began participating in youth work, first as a leader of the Youth Union of Afghanistan (2002) and later through his work with Save the Children UK (2004). Farid now works with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in the capacity of a Child Rights Unite Assistant and now as a Transitional Justice Officer for the five Northern Provinces of Afghanistan. Muttaqi graduated with a Master in Political Science with honors from the State University of Tajikistan in 2011. Mutaqi is known as a Human Rights and Civil Society activist in Afghan society. He is a leader of the volunteer board of Civil Society Foundation in Balkh Province.