Azad was born on 14 February 1984 in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan. He belongs to the Dawlatzai Pashtun tribe. As a BBA stutdnt, Najib attended College of eCommerce USA and graduated with the class of 2004. He initially wanted to study political science but then changed his major to Administration and Management MBA. Azad attended the College of eCommerce where he earned his two masters degrees namely MBA and M.A English Literature and Linguistics in 2005, and after that, attended the American University of Afghanistan where he earned his second bachelor B.A LLB degree.