Qadir Khabat was born in 1937 in the village of Khazena on the slopes of Mount Qandil in the Balakayety region. He was the commander and Peshmerga of the September Revolution and the initial detachments of the New Revolution. In 1955 he joined the ranks of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. With the outbreak of the September Revolution in 1961, he became a Peshmerga and held several Peshmerga ranks. After the collapse of the September Revolution, Qadir Khabat remained as a Peshmerga in Mount Qandil and continued his struggle.
At the beginning of the new revolution, at the request of the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on 14-04-1976, he formed the first Peshmerga detachment and opened his headquarters in Qandil Mountain.
In 1979, he became the deputy of the 7th region of Balak and a year later he was appointed the commander of that region. After the formation of the brigades, he was appointed to the 74th Balak, 93rd Safin and 91st Pishdar brigades. In 1988, he was promoted to the rank of member of the military bureau. In the great uprising of spring 1991, he played a major role in the liberation of Erbil and Kirkuk. He was seriously wounded in the last moments of the liberation of Kirkuk.
After the Kurdistan Uprising, he continued his Peshmerga struggle as a skilled military cadre and was a member of the General Command of the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces.
Qadir Khabat participated in and supervised dozens of battles of the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces.
He was a member of all three conferences of Komala and all three congresses of the PUK and was awarded the medal of honor as a Peshmerga of the initial detachments of the new revolution.
He passed away on 30-09-2013 at the age of 76 in Sulaymaniyah.