A Faithful Word
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- July 08
- Hesham A. Hassaballa is a Chicago doctor and writer. He has written extensively on a freelance basis, being published in newspapers across the country and around the world. His articles have been distributed world wide by Agence Global as well.
He has been a Beliefnet columnist since 2001, and has written for the Religion News Service. He is also a guest blogger for The Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Hassaballa is author of the essay "Why I Love the Ten Commandments," published in the award-winning book Taking Back Islam (Rodale). He is also co-author of The Beliefnet Guide to Islam (Doubleday). His latest book of poetry about the Prophet Muhammad, Noble Brother, has been published by Faithful Word Press.
In 2007, his blog, God, Faith, and a Pen, was nominated for a Brass Crescent Award for a blog that is "the most stimulating, insightful, and philosophical, providing the best rebuttals to extremist ideology and making an impact whenever they post."
MY RECENT POSTS
- Don't Let Go of Your "First
January 12, 2013 06:09AM
- For Those Grieving over
Newtown, Hold Their Hand
December 21, 2012 08:22PM
- My Jihad: Loss and Heartbreak
December 14, 2012 12:45AM
- Why Do I Do It?
December 07, 2012 04:06AM
- Giving Thanks to an Awesome
November 21, 2012 08:48PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “@koshersalaami: She
regrets leaving the Lord. That
is how I
see this song. But,
January 20, 2013 10:37AM
- “Amen, and thank you so
much @CBerg and
December 21, 2012 08:19PM
- “Wonderful advice...I
have been married 17 years,
and it is
good to get reminded
November 15, 2012 11:54PM
- “Very good points, man.
Very good points.”
November 15, 2012 11:36PM
- “Very good points, man.
Very good points.”
November 15, 2012 11:34PM
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As I continue to listen to "Lullabies" by Muslim singer/songwriter Yuna, there is more to this song than is first revealed. Indeed, on the surface, she sings about a love that she could not have:
I wanted to go away with you,… Read full post »
and I would leave all my troubles here.
Loss and Heartbreak
Every day, I get up early in the morning to try to help other people feel better by… Read full post »
This first appeared on Patheos.
The American people have spoken loudly and clearly about what the agenda and direction of our country should be for the next four years. Indeed, the results of the 2012 elections have given pundits and analysts many things to study about our nation, the elec… Read full post »
This was published on the Middle East Online.
It was only a matter of time. The brutal shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, in reprisal for speaking out against the atrocities of the Taliban has shocked the conscience of the world. Outrage against the Taliban is widespread in Pakistan, and there are growing calls for the mi… Read full post »
This Sunday, 45,000 people will run the Chicago Marathon. Two years ago, on 10/10/10, I was blessed to complete the Chicago Marathon in honor of my late daughter, who passed away the year before, after a hard-fought battle against lymphoma. It was one of the happiest days of my life, even… Read full post »
Here we go again. The ugly film that was produced attacking the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) set off a wave of protests all across the Muslim-majority world. While there may be a number of socio-political, geo-political, and other reasons to explain the outbreak of violence, the fact remains that, no matt… Read full post »
The attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt (the land of my ancestry) and the U.S. Consulate in Libya, where the U.S. Ambassador was killed, leave me doubly outraged. First, as an American, I am outraged that our diplomatic missions were attacked in so brazen a manner, with no regard to… Read full post »
On the night that the Republican Party nominated a Mormon, I asked the above question on Patheos:
For many years of my adult life, I was a Republican and voted with the GOP in almost every election. For several of those years, in fact, I was in the Republican Party organization in… Read full post »
This first appeared in Middle East Online.
On June 22, the Justice Department indicted a Texas man for threatening a Tennessee mosque that is currently under construction. According to the indictment, last September, Javier A. Correa left a message on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's p… Read full post »
Time and again, songs by The Fray have captivated my mind and soul. "Never Say Never" is no different. Clearly, the song is about the ebb and flow of a relationship:
Some things we don't talk about… Read full post »
Rather do without
And just hold the smile
Falling in and out of love
Ashamed and prou/