Common Word, Common Lord

Common Word, Common Lord

About Hesham A. Hassaballa

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. He has been a Beliefnet columnist since 2001, and he also has a column in The Muslim Observer. Dr. Hassaballa has written for the Religion News Service, and his articles have been distributed worldwide by Agence Global. For a time, he guest blogged for The Chicago Tribune and has published a local Chicago blog, “A Faithful Word” at ChicagoNow. In addition, Dr. Hassaballa has appeared as a guest on WTTW (Channel 11)in Chicago, CNN, Fox News, BBC, and National Public Radio.


Dr. Hassaballa is co-author of The Beliefnet Guide to Islam (Doubleday), and his essay, “Why I Love the Ten Commandments,” was published in the award-winning book Taking Back Islam (Rodale). His book, Noble Brother, is the story of the Prophet Muhammad told entirely in poetry. It is now published in its second edition. Dr. Hassaballa’s first work of Fiction, Code Blue , is now available worldwide by Faithful Word Press.

In 2007, this blog 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.” God, Faith, and a Pen has also received an award for being one of the Top Muslim Blogs for 2010 by Awarding The Web .


In addition to writing, Dr. Hassaballa helped found the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations and currently serves on their board of directors. He also co-founded the Bayan Hassaballa Foundation and has served as its Executive Director. He is now the Foundation’s Treasurer.


Previous Posts

Anti-Muslim Hate Rallies Misguided and Hurt Us All
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Today and tomorrow, some of my fellow Americans - possibly armed - plan to hold a "Global Rally for Humanity" at dozens of mosques and other Islamic institutions across the ...

posted 9:32:25am Oct. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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 »


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