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
Hesham A. Hassaballa's Links
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I know a girl… Read full post »
She puts the color inside of my world
But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change
And I've done all I can
The musical group Train has a popular song called, “Calling All Angels.” I find the song to be quite striking and inspiring. The song begins:
I need a sign to let me know you’re here… Read full post »
All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere
I need to know
Dear Lianna Bayan Hassaballa,
Welcome, my beloved child, to our family. Welcome, my beloved child, to this world. The day the Lord graced us with you was one of the happiest days of my life, and it came on the heels of one of the darkest days of my… Read full post »
So much has been made of the so-called “Muslims” of Revolution Muslim, a fanatical fringe group rejected by American Muslims, who made a thinly-veiled threat against Comedy Central for their recent depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It led to the pervasively hateful… Read full post »
This was published on
The Seeker today.
It was with great anticipation that I watched the series finale of “Lost,” and I was hoping to have all my questions answered. Sadly, I must admit that I am still left a little…well, lost. Were they always… Read full post »
As many people in the nation eagerly participated in the “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” – and I actively ignored it (except for praying for the Prophet) – Doonesbury published an interesting cartoon strip. It seemed to poke fun at religion… Read full post »
Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams has recently claimed that Muslims worship a "monkey-god." On his blog, Mr. Williams wrote:
… Read full post »
The monument would consist of a Mosque for the worship of the terrorists' monkey-god (repeat: "the terrorists' monkey-god." if you feel that fits a description of Allah t
On the evening of May 10, there was a small explosion and fire outside a Jacksonville, FL mosque. According to a fire department investigation and officials of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, worshipers heard a loud noise outside the mosque, and there was a small fire that was extinguished.… Read full post »
LoonWatch has done it again: another excellent piece that highlights the fact that the threat from “Islamic Terror,” the Times Square idiot notwithstanding, is heavily exaggerated. The piece is reproduced below:
So many in the media are quick to point out that the bomber is a Muslim and Pakistani. But, the media has largely ignored the fact that the person who alerted police was Muslim. Well, then we in the Muslim blogosphere will publish it.
Below is the original… Read full post »
As the news reports indicate, a 30-year-old naturalized American citizen of Pakistani origin has been arrested for allegedly trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square last Saturday evening. Apparently, Faisal Shahzad of Connecticut allegedly bought the SUV he rigged with incendiary materials,… Read full post »
As you know, I am a big fan of the website LoonWatch, and I saw this on the site today and wanted to share it with you. It is quite good.
Suicide Terrorism, an Islamic Phenomenon?
I must admit: before the news came out that Dorothy Height, a civil rights matron and icon, passed away on April 20, I had never heard of Dorothy Height. I never knew that she was the only woman on the stage when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous… Read full post »
It is Spring, and thus it is time to place flowers on
the grave. Every “Lot Owner,” which is what I am, gets
a notice that flowers are able to be purchased to place at the
grave site. They are not real –
Last month, Federal Bureau of Investigation authorities launched several raids against a Christian militia group known as the “Hutaree.” According to the authorities, members of the group had allegedly planned to kill a police officer… Read full post »
Beyonce sings about the love of her life, the one whose "Halo" she can both see and feel. This person has made the walls she built around her tumble down, and "they didn't even put up a fight" or "even make up a sound." She speaks so highly of this man:… Read full post »
Kudos to the Chicago Sun-Times for printing on their front page the title: “Homegrown Terror” in relation to the Christian militia group that was raided recently.
According to the authorities, the militia group “plotted to kill a cop, then bomb the officer’s funeral, federa… Read full post »
You are speaking from the perspective of a man. It is more difficult for a woman who wears a head scarf. I am stared at with disgusting looks, and sworn at by random people in… Read full post »
Yemini authorities have arrested… Read full post »