Nabeel Qureshi, Author of 'Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus', Dies at 34

Published 21 September 2017  |  
Nabeel Qureshi is a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Nabeel Qureshi, an author and apologist who wrote about his conversion from Islam to Christianity in several best-selling books, has passed away on Sept. 16 after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer.

Qureshi, 34-year-old, was a man with a mission, ready to run. Heartbreakingly, he finished his race all too soon, said Ravi Zacharias.

"As you consider my ministry, I hope it leaves a legacy of love, of peace, of truth, of caring for one another. That's my hope and my purpose behind this," said Qureshi in a final video posted Sept. 9 on social media.

"If at any point I've said anything that seems to contravene that, I do apologize, and I hope that that's not the legacy I leave behind," he added.

Qureshi was born and raised in the United States to a devout Pakistani Ahmadi Muslim family.

His critical study of Islam and Christianity led him to Christ. After several years of investigation, he became a Christian.

"When my parents did find out it was probably the most painful day of my life," said Qureshi.

"To have Christ in my life makes every loss worth it," he added.

He put to pen his conversion in his New York Times best-selling book, 'Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity', published in 2014.

He also wrote apologetic books, 'Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward' and 'No God But One: Allah or Jesus?: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity'.

Qureshi made the official announcement of his cancer diagnosis Aug. 2016.

"This is an announcement that I never expected to make, but God in his infinite and sovereign wisdom has chosen me for this refining, and I pray he will be glorified through my body and my spirit. My family and I have received the news that I had advanced stomach cancer and the prognosis is quite grim," he said in a Facebook post.

Qureshi left behind a wife and two-year-old daughter.


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