He was educated at Spurley Hey Comprehensive School, Thomas Rotherham College, and Sheffield Hallam University. In 1974, he married Sakina Bibi, and together they now have three children.
Lord Ahmed is a member of USDAW and the Metropolitan Borough Council Trades Unions. His career accomplishments include being a Company director, as well as a Business development manager for Kilnhurst Business Park.
Lord Ahmed is a member of the Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission, has previously served as Chair for the South Yorkshire Labour Party and as Vice-Chair of the South Yorkshire Euro-constituency Party.
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