Ruby Usman

Ruby was born in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. She has experienced sexual abuse at the hands of many men as a child; some of them strangers and others, close family members. She grew up as a Muslim woman and experienced violence as an integral part of society and culture. She now writes about these traditions and hopes that by starting these debates, a new face of Islam is revealed. A new Islam with love, compassion and forgiveness for ALL irrespective of their gender, race and colour.


  1. Robert
    May 26, 2018 @ 11:24 am

    I really don’t know what to say except, strangely, I feel compassion for both of you for, in different ways, the joy that you were both denied by your indoctrination.

    • Ruby Usman
      May 26, 2018 @ 7:10 pm

      I too feel sad for both of us… We were denied any hopes of our relationship working by the ignorance and blindness taught in the name of Islam…

  2. Anita H
    May 26, 2018 @ 6:29 pm

    I am in America, my religion was non-denominational, but kind of like United Pentecostal. Protestant faith! My husband was the only man I was allowed to date. I was 19, and he was 39. He raped me violently the first night, and thereafter.

    • Ruby Usman
      May 26, 2018 @ 7:09 pm

      It is a horrible thing to happen but what makes it worse is that people do it in the name of religion… Good on you for raising your voice. This world needs us to do that if change is to occur

  3. Maria McCarthy
    June 10, 2018 @ 6:42 pm

    Brave woman….I wish you happiness and peace.

    • Ruby Usman
      June 11, 2018 @ 10:17 am

      Thank you Maria. I wish all women happiness and peace 🙂