Posts tagged "pain"

I Would Do It If I Could...

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord So many songs, throughout the ages, have had verses saying that they would “walk 1,000 miles” to do this or that. In the song, “Hey There, Delilah,” the narrator sings: “A thousand miles seems pretty far/But they’ve got planes, and trains, and cars/I’d walk... Read more »

Prayers For The Pendleton Family

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Most likely, I would have never known who Hadiya Pendleton was: how beautiful a soul she was; how much joy she brought her family and friends. But, most unfortunately, I do know who she was, because of the terrible circumstances of her murder. And... Read more »

My Jihad: Loss and Heartbreak

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was my contribution to the My Jihad campaign, a national effort spearheaded right here in Chicago, to reclaim the term Jihad from the Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike. Loss and Heartbreak Every day, I get up early in the morning to try to... 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 »