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

Most Americans Do Not Know Truth About Islam's Values
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring In a poll of Americans released by Public Religion Research Institute, a majority of Americans said that "The values of Islam are at odds with American values and way of ...

posted 9:24:54am Nov. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Dr. Hassaballa Featured on PRI's "The World"
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring By the grace of God, I was featured on PRI's "The World" radio show today. We were discussing the Muslim condemnation of ISIS, and I spoke about how their invoking God to ...

posted 8:37:39pm Nov. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Letter From An American Muslim Who Fell In Love With Paris
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Dearest France: This summer, my wife and I were blessed to spend our vacation in Paris. Yet, I must admit that I had no small amount of hesitation. I was well aware of the ...

posted 3:22:37pm Nov. 17, 2015 | read full post »

I'm A Bears Fan, But I Really Like Aaron Rodgers
In the Name of God, the Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I'm a Bears fan...a die-hard Bears fan. I was born in Chicago and raised in its suburbs, and I bleed blue and orange. And there is no team in the NFL I despise more than the ...

posted 6:07:13pm Nov. 16, 2015 | read full post »

"Mon Coeur Saigne Pour Paris": An American Muslim's Disgust
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Je suis si triste aujourd'hui. In a series of barbaric attacks on civilians, the savages of ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 129 people and injured ...

posted 3:50:47pm Nov. 14, 2015 | read full post »


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