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Nabeel Qureshi is a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA in religion from Duke University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in New Testament at Oxford University.

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Fødselsdato
1983-04-13
Dødsdag
2017-09-16
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male
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Pakistan (birth)
USA (naturalized)
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San Diego, California, USA
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Houston, Texas, USA
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cancer
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apologist
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Nabeel Asif Qureshi (April 13, 1983 – September 16, 2017) was a Pakistani-American Christian apologist, author, speaker, and convert from the Ahmadiyya movement. In many Islamic countries the Ahmadis have been defined as heretics and non-Muslim and, subjected to attacks and often systematic oppression. He was a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) from 2013 until 2016 and the author of three books, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (Zondervan, February 2014), Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward (Zondervan, March 2016), and No God But One—Allah or Jesus (Zondervan, August 2016).

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This is an excellent primer in jihad for those who know very little about Islam. Since the author was a devout Muslim before converting to Christianity, he writes with much love and compassion toward Muslims, while objectively exploring what Islam actually teaches about jihad.

I loved the background information on Islam in general, as I think many people lack a basic understanding of how Islam functions.

"To answer whether Islam truly is a religion of peace, we must consider what Islam teaches, not just what Muslims practice." (p.28)

"To assume that Muslims must live a certain way because the Quran or hadith command it misses a crucial step in the Islamic worldview, the distillation of sharia through Muslim authorities. If jurists and imams say that surah 9 does not apply to a Muslim's life today and that they should live peacefully with their Jewish, Christian, and polytheist neighbors, then it is entirely appropriate for a Muslim to follow his imam and live peacefully." (p. 59)

I especially appreciated the section on ISIS, Al-Qaida, and Boko Haram, as I've had a difficult time finding concise explanations of what exactly is going on overseas with these particular groups. Qureshi's information was incredibly helpful.

Though he doesn't offer specific "solutions," Qureshi repeatedly asserts that Christians loving Muslims with Christ's love is our best response to jihad.

The book is written in a question-and-answer format with 18 questions total:

1. What Is Islam?
2. Is Islam “a Religion of Peace”?
3. What Is Jihad?
4. Is Jihad in the Quran and the Life of Muhammad?
5. What Is Sharia?
6. Was Islam Spread by the Sword?
7. What Is Radical Islam?
8. Does Islam Need a Reformation?
9. Who Are Al-Qaida, ISIS, and Boko Haram?
10. Who Are the True Muslims—Violent or Peaceful Muslims?
11. Why Are Muslims Being Radicalized?
12. Are Muslims Trying to Take Over the West with Sharia?
13. Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
14. Why Do Some Christians Call God “Allah”?
15. How Does Jihad Compare with Old Testament Warfare?
16. What Does Jesus Teach about Violence?
17. How Does Jihad Compare with the Crusades?
18. What Does Jesus Have to Do with Jihad?

I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley.
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RachelRachelRachel | 8 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |
Nabeel Qureshi's book is a raw and honest look into finding out who God is. From Allah, to Jesus is a heart aching yet triumphant memoir. As someone who was a nihilist, from rejecting god and all meaning to life, to finding the resurrection of Jesus plausible, I can honestly relate to this autobiography. Great read!
 
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phlevi | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 27, 2023 |
Nabeel Qureshi's book is a raw and honest look into finding out who God is. From Allah, to Jesus is a heart aching yet triumphant memoir. As someone who was a nihilist, from rejecting god and all meaning to life, to finding the resurrection of Jesus plausible, I can honestly relate to this autobiography. Great read!
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phlevi | 27 andre anmeldelser | Jul 25, 2023 |
A very academic exploration of the differences between Islam and Christianity and the cases for the truth of each. But what makes it extremely readable is that the questions are investigated through Nabeel's life story. A good understanding (for non-Muslims) of his former Islamic beliefs comes through his childhood experiences, retold with obvious affection. Caveat: I do actually know a bit about Muslim beliefs and quite a bit about the Bible and Christian Theology, so things that seem simply presented to me, might be a bit harder for some others. But still I would highly recommend Nabeel's very approachable style. Unusually for me, I listened to the audiobook and Nabeel is clearly an extremely gifted speaker and I hung on every word. Two possible criticisms: In ch.7, Nabeel reveals that his family are Ahmadis, which not all believe are true Muslims. Nabeel defends this both in that chapter and in appendix 2 (written for a later edition of the book). Secondly, a number of scholars have contributed to the book (they have their say in appendix 1), which raises the question of how much of this is really Nabeel's life story and how much might have been added later to bulk up the apologetic content. Still, their contribution makes for a richer text.

The Foreword, Afterword, Reflection (by Nabeel's widow), and Conversation (with David Wood) from the third edition are all included in the audiobook, which expands the whole thing by about 90 minutes (about half of which is the Conversation). The appendices, which would appear in the print version, are a further 28 pages of pdf download found here:
https://www.zondervan.com/p/seekingallahfindingjesuspdf/

Highly recommended to anybody who is interested in Islam and / or Christianity, regardless of whether you believe in either.
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Poodlequest | 27 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2022 |

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