Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, passes

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(Nashville, TN) September 18, 2017—It is with deep sympathy for family and loved ones that HarperCollins Christian Publishing recognizes the passing of Nabeel Qureshi, who lost his year-long battle with stomach cancer on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and entered into the presence of Jesus, whom he had embraced as his Savior and Lord. He was 34 years old.

A convert from Islam to Christianity, Qureshi was known as an apologist for the Christian faith, a powerful preacher, and a best-selling author. He had an MD degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, an MA in religion from Duke University, and an MPhil in Judaism and Christianity from Oxford University. At the time of his diagnosis with cancer, he was in the midst of a doctoral program in New Testament at Oxford University.

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Nabeel Qureshi eBook Sale: Apologetics eBooks Starting at $1.99

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For the first time, all of Nabeel Qureshi’s eBooks are on sale. Sale prices start at $1.99 but don’t wait—the sale ends on April 20, 2017 (11:59pm ET).

Deals include:

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. 70% Off. Nabeel Qureshi’s bestselling story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart.Gary R. Habermas writes, “Nabeel Qureshi’s story is among the most unique two or three testimonies that I have ever heard. His quest brought together several exceptional features: a very bright mind, extraordinary sincerity, original research, and a willingness to follow the evidence trail wherever it took him.” No God but One: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity. 70% Off. Can Islam and Christianity both be true? This bestselling follow-up…

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Reaching Muslims: The Case for the Gospel

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Today’s post is from Nabeel Qureshi, whose new Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus online course is now available. For a limited time, get free access to a portion of the course, The Case for the Gospel.

I was raised a Muslim, and it was through a friendship that I was able to see that perhaps Christianity was true.

A friend of mine over the course of three and a half years made the case for Christianity for me. He told me that it wasn’t a religion of polytheism and falsehood, but actually a religion of hope and faith, and in fact, a relationship with our Father, God himself.

In the course of doing that, he also showed me that perhaps Islam wasn’t what I had always thought it was.

Relationships and Apologetics

So it was through relationships and…

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

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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”

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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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Do You Know These 7 Differences Between the Bible and Quran?

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ngb1While nearly every religion has a text which it considers sacred, not every sacred text is equal in nature, composition, transmission, and use. Nabeel Qureshi reveals this in No God but One: Allah or Jesus?, his investigation of the evidence for Islam and Christianity.

In the book’s thought-provoking, revealing comparison between the Quran and the Bible, Qureshi exposes seven important differences between these texts. “Both scriptures are considered holy to their people, certainly, but their uses are different, their histories are different, and indeed, their very natures are understood differently” (104).

1) The Quran Is the Jewel of Islam

In 2011, the burning of a Quran by a Florida pastor incited violence, even though a few years prior the US Government incinerated a…

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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?

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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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What are the differences between Islam and Christianity? An Excerpt from No God but One: Allah or Jesus?

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In No God but One: Allah or Jesus? Nabeel Qureshi provides a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity—evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life. In today’s excerpt, Nabeel tells of his conversion and introduces us to the differences between the world’s two largest religions.

Right now you can get free bonus content when you pre-order Nabeel’s book

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ngb1In August 2005, I came to the most painful realization of my life: I no longer believed Islam. I had no recourse left and could no longer delay the eventuality I had been fighting for years. As a child, I was raised to love Islam. I enjoyed memorizing chapters of the Quran and reciting them in my daily prayers. I looked forward to fasting…

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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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How to Understand the Difference Between Christianity and Islam

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In a year of polarizing politics, the rise of ISIS, and terrorism, it has never been more important for Christians to understand Islam.

In the Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus online course, New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi gives you a framework for thinking about how to confront Islam—and understand your own faith as well.

You will discover:

The differences between Islam and Christianity The truth about Muhammad Effective strategies for engaging Muslims in spiritual discussions The most common Muslim objections to Christianity The key beliefs upon which Islam stands or falls

It’s a learning experience that will equip you for the kind of apologetics and evangelism that led Nabeel himself to faith in Christ.

Watch the first lecture free

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3 Reasons Why the Crusades Don’t Compare with Jihad

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andwering jihadSince 9/11, politicians and pundits have not only claimed Islam is a religion of peace, they’ve insisted Christianity is a religion of violence. Case in point: the Crusades.

Rodney Stark quotes such sentiments in God’s Battalions: “during the Crusades, an expansionist, imperialistic Christendom brutalized, looted, and colonized a tolerant and peaceful Islam.” (8)

But is this true?

In his new book Answering Jihad, Nabeel Qureshi brings clarity to comparisons between Christian Crusades and Islamic jihad. “If Christians fought in the Crusades,” writes Qureshi, “does that not show that Christianity is violent? If it doesn’t, then how can I accuse Islam of being violent?” (132)

Of course, the question rests on the assumption the two—both the religions and their violent expressions—are comparable, even equatable. They aren’t, for at least three reasons.

Jesus Explicitly Taught Peace, the…

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