Common Word, Common Lord

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She Would Have Been Eighteen Today

In the Name Of God: The Infinitely Merciful And Compassionate Beloved Lord She would have been eighteen-years-old today. Eighteen. It is hard for me to even fathom what that would have been like. Today would have been her first day […]


A Grieving Father’s Prayer

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful, Beautiful, and Beloved Lord On June 7, 2009, my eldest daughter lost her battle with lymphoma. Today is her 17th birthday.   My Lord my God, my Savior and Grace, The One […]


Forever “Abu Bayan” (Bayan’s Dad)

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Infinitely Merciful  ON June 1, my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Zacharia Hesham Hassaballa. It was a very happy day for the both of us. I […]


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Hajj Stampede All Too Familiar: We Were Almost Killed Ourselves
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I still remember it as if it was yesterday: my wife and I were on our way back from the ritual "stoning of the Devil" during our pilgrimage in 2003. It was very, very crowded, ...

posted 9:54:14pm Sep. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Being Called A 'Muslim' Should Never Be A Slur
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in hot water today for failing to correct a questioner about Muslims and President Obama's faith: During a question and ...

posted 11:23:24am Sep. 18, 2015 | read full post »

When Fear Leads to the Ridiculous: Muslim Teen in Texas Arrested For Making a Clock
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Everlastingly Loving and Caring Oh my God, people. A teenager in Texas was arrested after he showed a homemade clock to his teacher. The teen, Ahmed Mohamed, told reporters: I built a clock to impress my ...

posted 6:43:30pm Sep. 16, 2015 | read full post »

It's About Time: Muslims Launch Initiative for Woman-Friendly Mosques
In the Name of God: The Eternally and Everlastingly Loving and Caring I was blessed to attend the 52nd Annual Concention in Chicago this past weekend. Among the many great sessions was the launch of the campaign to make mosques in America more ...

posted 8:58:31pm Sep. 06, 2015 | read full post »

"Shining Bright" in God's Love
In the Name of God: The Eternally and Everlastingly Loving and Caring There are many times that the songs I may happen to hear will cause me to frown. So much of popular music today is comprised of lyrics that are questionable (at the ...

posted 8:20:25pm Aug. 26, 2015 | read full post »


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