Abdul Rashid Ghazi was killed in "intense crossfire" during Operation Silence after Pakistan Army Special Operations Commands's teams stormed the building he and his students had been using.
In his youth Abdul Rashid Ghazi defied his father's wish that he receive formal Islamic education as he wanted to live a modern life. He completed his MSc in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad in 1987-1988. According to one of his professor, "He was a normal, modern student who was well adjusted to a co-educational system.". After finishing this degree he obtained a job at the Ministry of Education in Islamabad, and also worked with UNESCO.
After the assassination of his father inside the mosque in 1998, he and his brother became leaders of Jamia Hafsa and Jamia Faridia madrassas.