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Hesham A. Hassaballa

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Hesham A. Hassaballa is a Chicago-based physician and writer. He has written extensively on a freelance basis and has been published in newspapers across the country and around the world. He has been a Beliefnet columnist from 2001-2009, and has written for the Religion News Service. His articles have been distributed worldwide by Agence Global, and he is also a guest blogger for The Chicago Tribune. In addition, Dr. Hassaballa has appeared as a guest on WTTW (Channel 11) in Chicago, CNN, Fox News, and National Public Radio.

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An American Islam

The Power and Warmth of God's Love

There is no greater love than the love God has for us, and with His love, everything is possible. Read More »

When "Standing Up for Jesus Christ" is un-Christian

Sen. Alan Hays, sponsor of an anti-Sharia bill, told constituents that supporting the bill meant they were standing up for Jesus Christ. Doesn't that imply that Christians hate Muslims? Read More »

Why Religion and Terrorism Are Opposites

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Why Forgiveness Is God's Greatest Gift to Us

A Muslim prayer for forgiveness holds the key to the beautiful loving relationship God has with mankind. Read More »

Fasting: A Remedy for the Soul

On the surface, fasting nearly seventeen hours daily for Ramadan seems rather insane. But if you knew how much it remedies the soul, you would fast, too. Read More »

Encountering Reza Aslan's Jesus

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Fasting: A Remedy for the Soul

On the surface, fasting nearly seventeen hours daily for Ramadan seems rather insane. But if you knew how much it remedies the soul, you would fast, too. Read More »

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A Muslim prayer for forgiveness holds the key to the beautiful loving relationship God has with mankind. Read More »

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When "Standing Up for Jesus Christ" is un-Christian

Sen. Alan Hays, sponsor of an anti-Sharia bill, told constituents that supporting the bill meant they were standing up for Jesus Christ. Doesn't that imply that Christians hate Muslims? Read More »

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