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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This first appeared on Beliefnet.
I first learned about the law – that passed the Kuwaiti parliament – on a ChicagoNow blog post entitled “Kuwait theocracy declares Islam is weak.” The law calls for the death penalty for insulting the Prop/… Read full post »
In the days since it was reported that the CIA disrupted a bomb plot targeting the United States, it has been revealed that the would-be suicide bomber was actually a double agent:
The latest al-Qaida bomb plot targeting U.S. aircraft was unraveled from inside the terrorist group by operatives &mdash… Read full post »
On the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, news surfaced of the arrest of 5 men accused of plotting to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga river in Ohio. When I heard on the radio that there was “no link to international terrorism,” I immediately… Read full post »
As a Muslim, Easter Sunday is just like any other Sunday. Indeed, I am not working on this Easter, but that is due to happenstance rather than religious devotion. In fact, I hope to catch some of the Masters golf action on Sunday. Yet, I know that, at the very same… Read full post »
One of the most popular songs by the American band, The Fray, is "How to save a life." According to lead singer Isaac Slade, he wrote it in response to his difficulty reaching a troubled teen. When I first heard it, I thought it was about the difficulty between two people… Read full post »
In our day and age, many are trying to “be different.” Whether in a singing competition, or anywhere else, many people value being different. Indeed, diversity is very important, and it is – in fact – a miracle of God according to the Qur’an:
And among His miracles is th… Read full post »
A gaffe by a Rick Santorum staffer says a lot. Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday, spokeswoman Alice Stewart said:
… Read full post »
There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the pres
This was published on my Patheos Column, "An American Islam."
President Obama aims to live by the Christian principle that a person who is blessed with much must give back to the community. That seems to be the underlying sentiment of his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfas… Read full post »
Let me start with this: I have never understood and completely abhor those fellow Americans who plot to hurt innocent people in this country. It is a betrayal beyond all measure, and they deserve to be punished severely, if convicted of the allegations made against them. And, definitely, homegrown t… Read full post »
It seems that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s presidential run is running out of steam. According to the Huffington Post, Santorum is “taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.&r/… Read full post »
This was published in the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog.
I was walking through my hospital one recent morning, and I looked out the window and beheld the American flag billowing in the breeze. It was truly beautiful, stirring my heart with love of country. When I see that flag, waving so… Read full post »