Archive for April 2012

Friday Sermon: The Test of the Beautiful

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was the sermon I gave in Friday prayer services today: In the seventh verse of the eighteenth chapter of the Quran, it states: Behold, We have willed that all beauty on earth be a means by which we put humanity to a test,... Read more »

Sharia in Action: Sisters Stepping Up for Children

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was also published on Beliefnet.  There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only... Read more »

My Connection With Rick Santorum

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I am certain there is a political reason and calculation for Rick Santorum’s decision to drop out of the Presidential race. And, to be sure, I disagree almost completely with Sen. Santorum’s politics and policies. Yet, for a brief moment, I felt connected to... Read more »
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The Best Part of Easter for This Muslim

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet.  As a Muslim, Easter Sunday is just like any other Sunday. Indeed, I am not working on this Easter, but that is due to happenstance rather than religious devotion. In fact, I hope to catch some of the Masters... Read more »

Respect the Hoodie and the Headscarf

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved http://www.patheos.com/Muslim/Respect-the-Hoodie-but-Dont-Forget-the-Headscarf-Hesham-Hassaballa-04-03-2012.html It is quite easy to get overwhelmed by your personal predicaments and problems, whether on an individual or communal basis. As a Muslim community, there are almost daily reports of attacks on mosques, a proliferation of anti-Islam seminars and speakers, and most recently,... Read more »