Nabeel Qureshi (born on April 13, 1983) is an American Christian apologist and convert from Islam. He is a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and the writer of three books such as 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).
He was born into a devout family of Ahmadi Muslims with his father in the US Navy, he moved around many times as a youth before settling in Virginia.
Qureshi studied Islamic apologetics and engaged Christians in religious discussions. After one such discourse with a Christian at his college, David Wood, the two progressed toward becoming friends and started began a years-long debate on the historical claims of Christianity and Islam. Qureshi’s resulting conversion to Christianity was chronicled in his first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Nabeel appeared on The 700 Club and shared his faith and conversion experience
Qureshi holds an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an M.A. in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an M.A. in religion from Duke University. He is currently studying Judaism and Christianity at Oxford University, pursuing his doctorate in New Testament Studies. He divides his time in Atlanta and Oxford with his wife Michelle and daughter Ayah.
On 30 August 2016, Qureshi announced that he was in the advanced stages of stomach cancer. Qureshi took to his Facebook page to inform fans and followers of his illness saying the prognosis was “quite grim”.
“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,” Qureshi wrote. “My family and I have received the news that I have advanced stomach cancer, and the clinical prognosis is quite grim. Nonetheless, we are going to pursue healing aggressively, both medical and miraculous, relying on God and the fact that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
According to the latest updates, Nabeel Qureshi, who is battling stage 4 stomach cancers, is asking people around the world to pray for him.
“Please pray for me,” Nabeel pleads in a video blog posted days after doctors had to remove his entire stomach.
“I’ve been in hospital 30 days now,” Nabeel says, as he struggles to speak in the video. “My stomach wouldn’t stop bleeding due to the tumors. We really had no choice but to take out my stomach, or just face a bunch of blood loss which would ultimately lead to death.”
The ex-Muslim-turned-Christian apologists discovered on August 24, 2016 that he had a rare and deadly form of stomach cancer. It was also that same day eleven years ago that he “acknowledged and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.”
“Rather than being disheartened by this “coincidence,” Nabeel and his loved ones have been deeply encouraged, trusting that this is a sign of divine meaning and purpose within the sovereign will of God,”
Nabeel says he doesn’t know yet when he’ll be able to go home.
“Please pray for me,” Nabeel says. “That God would heal my liver, that he would heal my whole life, and restore me to life once again. So that I can see my home, see my wife, see my daughter.”
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