Uzma comes from a deeply religious family, who have been the founders of the University of Deoband. He father Maulana Ahmad Salim Qasmi is the present vice-chancellor of the Darul-uloom Deoband Waqf, and her great grandfather, Maulana Qasim Nanotwi was the founder of the Darul Uloom Deoband. Her grandfather, Qari Tayyab, too, was vice chancellor of the Darul Uloom Deoband. She is a prominent member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), and is runs the IQRA school of Islamic studies.

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