Is Muhammad a Prophet of God? Muslims Give Three Positive Arguments

Jeremy Bouma on 7 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

nogodbutone_newsletterThere is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.

Muhammad’s status as a prophetic messenger of God is the key identifying declaration and central pillar of Islam. It is announced multiple times a day before prayers and recited in the heart of every Muslim.

But is Muhammad a prophet of God?

Growing up, Muhammad’s prophethood was a given for former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi. But when he was challenged to investigate the evidence for Islam and Christianity, he explains in his new book No God but One what he discovered:

The three reasons most commonly given by Muslims to accept Muhammad as a prophet—his character, prophecies in the Bible, and miraculous scientific insights—are all very problematic. As a result, we are left…

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Did Jesus Claim to Be God? Muslims Say “No”

Jeremy Bouma on 8 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,.

ngb1In No God but One: Allah or Jesus?, Nabeel Qureshi investigates the evidence for Islam and Christianity as a former Muslim. One of the most important parts to his investigation is his engagement with the widest point of divergence between the two religions: the person of Jesus.

“At no point is the schism between Christian and Islamic theologies broader than on the person of Jesus” (213) Qureshi reveals.

Answering his question about not only Jesus’ divinity, but his claim to be God, was a crucial one for his journey from seeking Allah to finding Jesus. “All other differences between Muslims and Christians were secondary to me, far less important than this most significant matter.” (213)

Below we explore this surprising claim by Muslims, that Jesus never claimed to be God,…

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Comparing Sharia and The Gospel – An Excerpt from No God but One: Allah or Jesus?

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In today’s excerpt from No God but One: Allah or Jesus?, Nabeel Qureshi compares the Islamic worldview and the Christian worldview, helpfully explaining how both approach what is wrong with humankind and their given solution.

ngb1THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW The word Islam means “submission,” and the plain message of Islam is exactly that: Humans should all submit to the sovereign will of God. Allah, having predestined the universe, made mankind with the express purpose of worshiping him (Quran 51.56). To guide humanity, Allah sent prophets to all people to lead them out of ignorance (Quran 4.163–165).

It is important to note here that the concept of prophet in Islam does not mean the same thing that it does in the Bible. Prophets in Islam have a higher status than all other people, being…

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How Do Islam and Christianity Define Our Problem and Solution?

Jeremy Bouma on 9 months ago. Tagged under ,,,.

ngb1Earlier this year my family moved to a diverse neighborhood in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The next day, we discovered we moved next to a Muslim family. Perhaps you would have done what I did: prayed for opportunities to show them Christ’s love; and wondered how to navigate a conversation about the differences of our faith if a door opened. Thankfully, we have a new book to guide those conversations.

In No God but One, the highly anticipated follow-up book to his New York Times bestselling spiritual memoir Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Can we be confident that either are true? And most important, is the truth worth dying for?

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi Surpasses 250,000 Copies Sold

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Follow-Up Book “No God but One” Releases Next Month.

We’re pleased to announce that Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi has sold more than 250,000 copies since its release in February 2014. With the publication of No God but One: Allah or Jesus?, in August 2016, Qureshi continues his story and work as a leading authority on the relationship between Christianity and Islam.

seeking-allahIn Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity. The book has been a consistent bestseller since its release. An expanded edition was released in April 2016 with an updated epilogue and new bonus content. A video study and a study guide are also available as of this summer. In addition to being a…

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Is Islam a Religion of Violence? Reflecting on Nabeel Qureshi’s “Answering Jihad”

Jeremy Bouma on 1 year ago. Tagged under ,,,,.

andwering jihadIn our post-9/11 world, this question has been the sine qua non of questions facing the West: Is Islam a religion of violence? President George W. Bush said it isn’t, as have other Western leaders. And yet perhaps we should ask the same rhetorical question Jordanian cleric Abu-Qatada al-Filistini asked of Bush: Are they some kind of Islamic scholar?

We need a Muslim voice to help us answer our question about violence and Islam. That voice is Nabeel Qureshi, a Pakistani American Muslim and New York Times bestselling author who spent three-quarters of his life seeking Allah before finding Jesus.

In his new book Answering Jihad (releases 3/8/16), Qureshi clarifies both the reality of violent jihad in Islam and…

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My Fork in the Road – An Excerpt from Answering Jihad

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September 11, San Bernardino, and other terrorist attacks have made many Americans question the Islamic faith. What is jihad? Is it an accurate representation of Islam? How should we respond?

In the new book Answering Jihad (releasing March 8, 2016) bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland.

Pre-orer Answering Jihad today and get bonus videos. Here’s a sneak peek of the book.

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andwering jihadSEPTEMBER 11, 2001, was an earthquake in my life, the first in a series of tectonic shifts that ultimately changed me forever.

At the time I was…

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Cross and Resurrection: The Crux of the Matter for Muslims

Jeremy Bouma on 3 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,.

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Nabeel Qureshi is an unlikely Christian. Besides growing to adulthood as a devout Muslim, you could say he was a Muslim of Muslims, having descended from one of Muhammad's chief Sunni successors.

Yet while a devout Muslim he found Jesus, and he tells the fascinating story in his new book Seeking Allah Finding Jesus. Qureshi’s story of finding Jesus serves as a powerful guide for Christians, to help them better understand Islam and the people of that faith.

On this Good Friday, in anticipation of Resurrection Sunday, I want to share an important section that calls out the crux of the matter for Muslims and Christians alike: The cross and resurrection.

Qureshi shares two compelling ideas: first, the cross is "a litmus test between Islam and Christianity," (146) and secondly, "the only thing Christianity has over Islam is the resurrection." (167)

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Wednesday Giveaway – Understanding the Koran

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Understanding The Koran Over the past decade references to the Koran, the holy book of Islam, have often been heard in news reports and even sermons. 

To most Americans, though, the Koran itself remains a mystery. 

Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets? 

This week’s giveaway, Understanding the Koran, explores the ways that the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs.

There are two copies available, and the giveaway will run through Thursday. 

To enter simply answer the following question in the comments below: Yes or No, have you ever read the…

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