Archive for June 2012

Of "Obamacare" and Medicine

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I can say that I am nothing short of totally shocked that the Supreme Court largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare.” With the rightward shift of the Court, I thought it was a foregone conclusion that the health care law was... Read more »

Don't Let Me Go, Lord

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Time and again, songs by The Fray have captivated my mind and soul. “Never Say Never” is no different.¬†¬†Clearly, the song is about the ebb and flow of a relationship: Some things we don’t talk about Rather do without And just hold the smile... Read more »

The Raw Deal for Dads in Islam

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This year’s Father’s Day is extra special for me: for one thing, I have the weekend off, and thus I can spend the day with my family and not have to worry about rounding and taking hospital call. More importantly, however, is that I... Read more »
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Forever "Abu Bayan" (Bayan's Dad)

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved 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 pray that the Precious Beloved protects him, blesses him, and makes him a force... Read more »

His Love Never Hurts

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved As I continue to listen to Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know,” the beginning stanza struck me even more deeply than before: Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told... Read more »

Somebody He Used to Know

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I first heard this song on Saturday Night Live, when Gotye was the musical guest. The song was quite intriguing, with a really cool sound and tempo. When I listened to it more closely, the story of the song intrigued me even further. When... Read more »
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