In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.
Engaging and thought-provoking, this book tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart—and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
Dig deeper with the 8-part online course taught by Nabeel Qureshi. In this course you will discover effective strategies for engaging Muslims in spiritual discussions. It's a useful training tool for pastors, outreach leaders, and any believers wanting to winsomely engage Muslims in spiritual conversations.
What’s new in the expanded edition?
- a revised foreword and introduction
- a substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much more
- expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book
- an appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true Muslims
“I never said, ‘I choose to remain Muslim because it would cost my family if I were to follow Jesus.’ Far from it, I subconsciously found ways and means to go on rejecting the Gospel so I would not be faced with what I would have to pay.”
“These are the costs Muslims must calculate when considering the gospel: losing the relationships they have built in this life, potentially losing this life itself, and if they are wrong, losing their afterlife in paradise. It is no understatement to say that Muslims often risk everything to embrace the cross.”
“There are simply too many barriers for Muslim immigrants to understand Christians and the West by sheer circumstance. Only the exceptional blend of love, humility, hospitality, and persistence can overcome these barriers, and not enough people make the effort.”
“It was not that Jesus was turning me against my parents. It was that, if my family stood against God, I had to choose one or the other. God is obviously best, even if that caused me to turn against my family. But how? How could I bear the pain?”
“All suffering is worth it to follow Jesus. He is that amazing.”
Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God.
Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s great religions.
Discover effective strategies for engaging Muslims in spiritual discussions.
In the Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus online course, author Nabeel Qureshi gives you a framework for thinking about how to confront Islam -- and understand your own faith as well.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Lee Strobel
Prologue: Seeking Allah
PART ONE: CALLED TO PRAYER
1. Prayers of My Fathers
2. A Mother’s Faith
3. A Community of Four
4. The Perfect Book
5. Stories of the Prophet
6. Righteous through Ritual Prayer
7. Diversity in Islam
8. The Path of Sharia
9. Dreams of the Faithful
10. The Month of Blessing
PART TWO: AN AMBASSADOR FOR ISLAM
11. Third Culture
12. Muslims in the West
13. Swoons and Substitutions
14. The Father Is Greater Than Jesus
15. Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames
16. Treasured Traditions
17. Signs in the Sky
18. Honor and Authority
19. The Religion of Peace
PART THREE: TESTING THE NEW TESTAMENT
20. Becoming Brothers
21. Opening My Eyes
22. Textual Evolution
23. Revisiting Reliability
PART FOUR: COMING TO THE CRUX
24. Litmus Tests
25. Crucifying the Swoon Theory
26. A Muslim at Church
27. Debating the Resurrection
PART FIVE: JESUS: MORTAL MESSIAH OR DIVINE SON OF GOD?
28. Genetics and Jesus
29. Jesus Creates Carpenters
30. The Divine Son of Man
31. Paulemics and the Earliest Jesus
PART SIX: THE CASE FOR THE GOSPEL
32. Tension and the Trinity
33. Resonating with the Trinity
34. Salvation in the Balance
35. Assessing the Gospel
PART SEVEN: THE TRUTH ABOUT MUHAMMAD
36. Muhammad Revisited
37. The Picture-Perfect Prophet
38. Veiling the Violence
39. Muhammad Rasul Allah?
PART EIGHT: THE HOLINESS OF THE QURAN
40. The Case for the Quran
41. The Quran, Science, and Bucailleism
42. Hadith and the History of the Quran
43. Those Whom Their Right Hands Possess
PART NINE: FAITH IN DOUBT
44. Rationality and Revelation
45. The Cost of Embracing the Cross
46. I Am Near, Seek and You Shall Find
47. A Field of Crosses
PART TEN: GUIDED BY THE HAND OF GOD
48. Deciphering Dreams
49. The Narrow Door
50. A Stairway out of the Mosque
51. Time to Mourn
52. The Word Speaks
53. Finding Jesus
Appendix 1: Expert Contributions
Appendix 2: Topical Table of Contents
Appendix 3: Are Ahmadis Muslim? Responding to Concerns About My Former Sect of Islam
Appendix 4: Sneak Peek: No God but One: Allah or Jesus?