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. Shagufta
    December 17, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

    I agree things happen in life the way we perceive, we attract people matching to our inside world.. and I am writing with my personal experience of life… I met men who are not respectful of women coz that all I see whole life and believed…

    in life its easy to blame some one else for every thing instead taking responsibility, I don’t love my self but I want to be loved.. we take all otter frustration on our selves… but if we work on our inside world things will be more acceptable and less frustration,

    if I cant love, respect and accept my self I cant expect some one else will do that…

    • Ruby Usman
      December 17, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

      Yes it always starts from Self. Thats where all the magic happens and that magic then transcends into our external life as well

  2. Nina
    December 17, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    AMEN! I have always loved the idea that we can be right or we can love, but we can’t do both.
    Our perceptions do get the better of us when we believe what we have selectively perceived.
    Thanks for the REMINDER!
    To Our Growth,

  3. Ruby Usman
    December 17, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    Thank you Nina. So glad to hear that you liked my blog…. Yayyyyy