For the poet, see Rafik Boumaza.
Born in Koningstad to Algerian immigrants, Boumaza studied Political Science at the Royal University of Koningstad and Law at the Grijzestad University. He graduated in 1999 and became a lawyer for a Koningstad-based firm.
Rachid's father, Farid Boumaza (1938-2007), was a leading member of the Koningstad Muslim population, who was chief editor of an Arabic-language weekly newspaper and vice-chairman of the Association of Islamic Communities (AIC). In 2005, Rachid became a spokesman for the AIC since he also represented many Arab Brunanters in court and is specialized in Islamic marital jurisprudence.
Following his chairmanship of the AIC, Boumaza temporarily put his activities as a lawyer aside. He often appears in the media to deal with Muslim-related issues. He is open to dialogue between the government and the AIC, and is known for his politeness and calmness in public discussions.