A NYT Bestseller, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi provides an intimate window into American Muslim life, describing how a passionate pursuit of Islam led him to Christ through friendship, apologetics, dreams and visions.
- marvelous, honest story that teaches you a lot about Islam and godly Muslims
A marvelous and honest story, well told in a very thoughtful way. I especially liked learning about Islam and about his godly parents and their family life. Always on the edge of my seat.
Nabeel was a very devout Muslim from a very devout family that was full of love.
Through friendship with a Christian, they were able to debate Christianity vs Islam without losing their friendship. Nabeel eventually had to admit that Christianity was right about Jesus being crucified and rising from the dead. But that did not bring him to convert.
Then he was given the chance to make the case for Islam at a gathering of multi-faiths and non-faiths. There he spoke of the proven reliability of the Koran, the exemplary righteous life of Mohammed, the fulfilled prophecies in the Koran, and the scientific knowledge in the Koran before such scientific knowledge was known. But he couldn't answer the question, How do you know this is true? He went back and researched it, and was broken hearted to find that none of this was true. Still he did not convert, but was troubled, and redoubled his piety as a Muslim.
Then he prayed for God to give him a sign, and God did. Then he asked for a dream, and God did. Then he asked for 2 more dreams that need no interpretation, and God did that too. Then he asked for more dreams, but God did not give him more. He still would not convert because he loved his parents too much.
When he was in the most difficult year of medical school, he was in despair over his inability to follow God. The he sought comfort in the Koran and the Bible. The Koran gave him no comfort, but only condemnation. Then he read the Bible for the first time in a way to seek guidance. God spoke to him again and again through each verse. Especially, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." This gave him the faith to believe, and he confessed Christ.
- Evangelism rarely happens outside of relationships
Must read. Narrated by Nabeel the author. Story reads like a novel and held me captive throughout. It was a pleasure to listen. This book contains a bevy of information regarding evangelizing towards Muslims but is presented in a very fluid and biographical manner. Not only does Nabeel motivate forming relationships with Muslims for the sake of friendship and Christlike love over viewing them as projects, Nabeel also encourages us to view evangelism for any faiths as extensions of our lives. I left Hearing his words wanting to take my cross and love someone who’s lost and make them a part of my family first and foremost because they need family and with the hope they find Christ. Would be a great book to give a seeking Muslim as it provides a thorough case for Christ through the eyes of a former Muslim. Just a wonderful book.
The introduction was longer chapters and provided a synopsis of the book and Nabeels journey. Much of this information is repeated in the rest of the book that is composed of short chapters.
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