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Some Crit­i­cal Thoughts On His Death : Nabeel Qureshi (1983 – 2017)

Nabeel Qureshi died at the age of 34 years old from a rare and dead­ly form of stom­ach can­cer“1 on 16th Sep­tem­ber 2017. The online com­mu­ni­ties of Mus­lims and Chris­tians, espe­cial­ly those who were involved in apolo­get­ics on the World Wide Web, came to receive the news of Nabeel Qureshi’s death with mixed reac­tions, as his funer­al was streamed live on YouTube.

It is, after all, well-known to Mus­lims involved in apolo­get­ics that, hav­ing brand­ed him­self as an ex-Mus­lim” with a strong appeal to fam­i­ly emo­tion­al­ism2, Nabeel had gone on to become the author of three polem­i­cal books3 diss­ing Islam and its tenets, devel­oped an online mon­ey-mak­ing polem­i­cal video course aimed at an evan­gel­i­cal tar­get audi­ence, and allied him­self with Ravi Zacharias Inter­na­tion­al Min­istries (RZIM) to go on var­i­ous road­shows and sem­i­nars with the sole inten­tion of vil­i­fy­ing Islam openly.

This arti­cle aims to pro­vide con­text to Nabeel Qureshi’s polem­i­cal life, his for­ays into Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary attacks against Islam and his hid­den motives in doing so, insha’Allah.

Who Was Nabeel Qureshi ?

To begin, we must, of course, ask the obvi­ous ques­tion : who is Nabeel Qureshi and how was he able to sell him­self” as an ex-Mus­lim with the cre­den­tials to talk about Islam ?

The sto­ry, accord­ing to his first polem­i­cal and infa­mous book Seek­ing Allah, Find­ing Jesus : A For­mer Mus­lim Shares the Evi­dence That Led Him from Islam to Chris­tian­i­ty” (Zon­der­van, 2014), tells us that he was room­mates in col­lege with infa­mous YouTu­ber and anti-Islam big­ot, David Wood. After hav­ing dis­cus­sions about reli­gion with Wood, Nabeel Qureshi decid­ed to con­vert” to Chris­tian­i­ty after meet­ing Jesus[!] in con­tra­dic­to­ry dream sequences.

From this point on, he has been involved in the activ­i­ties of the Acts 17 Apolo­get­ics min­istry, a mil­i­tant mis­sion­ary group start­ed by Wood, whose great­est achieve­ment was to gate-crash” on an Arab-Mus­lim fes­ti­val that is held annu­al­ly in Dear­born, Michigan.

Not long after, he was tak­en notice of by Ravi Zacharias from the Ravi Zacharias Inter­na­tion­al Min­istry (RZIM). Even­tu­al­ly, it was Ravi Zacharias him­self who took him in as his pro­tégé and under the RZIM ban­ner, sup­port­ed Nabeel Qureshi’s evan­ge­lis­tic and mis­sion­ary out­reach to the Muslims.

Through the books and video cours­es that Nabeel Qureshi pro­duced on Islam while being affil­i­at­ed with RZIM, his image was slow­ly built up by RZIM through their online and offline media pro­mo­tions. This reached the point that many Chris­tians regard­ed Nabeel Qureshi as an author­i­ty” on Islam and took his words on any­thing about Islam as indisputable.

Seek­ing Allah Find­ing Jesus ?

The con­sis­tent nar­ra­tive that was repeat­ed inces­sant­ly by Nabeel Qureshi was that he was raised in a devout Mus­lim fam­i­ly”. It should be men­tioned right from the onset how­ev­er that Nabeel Qureshi was a Qadi­ani. He con­vert­ed to Chris­tian­i­ty, under the influ­ence of David Wood, from a het­ero­dox sect which calls itself the Ahmadiyya, a move­ment that has nev­er been recog­nised by main­stream Islam as Mus­lims”.

The Ahmadiyya believe that their founder, Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad, was a prophet of God and the promised Mes­si­ah in the like­ness of Jesus (P). These two fun­da­men­tal claims run con­trary to main­stream ortho­dox Islam, which clear­ly says that there can be no Prophet of God after the pass­ing of Muham­mad (P) (Qur’an, 33:40) and that the Mes­si­ah was no oth­er than Christ Jesus (P), the son of Mary (Qur’an, 3:45 ; cf. 4:171).

In 1974, the Nation­al Assem­bly of Pak­istan con­vened a spe­cial assem­bly called the Nation­al Assem­bly of Pak­istan Pro­ceed­ings on Qadi­ani Issue, the out­come of which result­ed in the pas­sage of an amend­ment to the then fresh­ly mint­ed con­sti­tu­tion of Pak­istan and declared the Qadi­a­n­is to be non-Muslims.

Qadiani Proceedings 1974 In Pakistan
Qadiani Law 1974 In Pakistan

Yet the Chris­t­ian media, in the wake of Nabeel’s death, con­ve­nient­ly gloss over this small, incon­ve­nient fact and con­sis­tent­ly por­trayed Nabeel Qureshi in their rabid, polem­i­cal fren­zy as an ex-Mus­lim“4 or as a for­mer Mus­lim“5.

It is inter­est­ing to note that some Chris­t­ian apol­o­gists did ques­tion Nabeel Qureshi’s Islam­ic upbring­ing”. One of them was Seth Dunn, in which he says (while com­ment­ing on Nabeel’s con­tra­dic­to­ry sto­ry on hav­ing been con­vert­ed through a dream“6):

Still, read­ers should recall that it was orig­i­nal­ly a Mus­lim apol­o­gist who exposed incon­sis­ten­cies in Ergun Caner’s Islam­ic back­ground sto­ry. While the incon­sis­ten­cies in the dream sto­ries cit­ed above are slight, they are rel­e­vant giv­en the vast evan­gel­i­cal fas­ci­na­tion with sto­ries of Mus­lim dreams and visions of Jesus. Fur­ther­more, Qureshi’s very Islam­ic cre­den­tials are in ques­tion. Qureshi is a for­mer Ahma­di. Accord­ing to Snow, the Ahma­di sect is not con­sid­ered Mus­lim by Mus­lims in the same way Mor­mons are not con­sid­ered Chris­tians.7

In oth­er words, Nabeel Qureshi’s so-called Mus­lim upbring­ing” was a con­ve­nient ham­mer” against the Mus­lims which the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies utilised to the fullest.

How Influ­en­tial Was Nabeel Qureshi, Really ?

No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him : (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have tak­en away what he had cre­at­ed, and some would have lord­ed it over oth­ers ! Glo­ry to Allah ! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him ! (Qur’an, 23:91)

At the onset of his reimag­ing as a Chris­t­ian apol­o­gist in 2014, Nabeel wrote the fol­low­ing tweet :

nabeel qureshi left islam
Screen­shot tak­en from archive​.org. The orig­i­nal tweet has been delet­ed as at Decem­ber 2022

As any Mus­lim who sin­cere­ly under­stands and believes in the mes­sage of Islam would know, that state­ment on why Nabeel Qureshi left Islam is total­ly untrue and with­out any real basis what­so­ev­er. As it is, Islam does not sole­ly hinge on the life of the Prophet Muham­mad (P) to uphold the divine truth of the Qur’an as the direct Rev­e­la­tion from God Almighty.

Hence, when the news of Nabeel’s death became known, the Mus­lim ini­tial reac­tion was — on the whole — mut­ed and dig­ni­fied on social media and blogs. It was only the Chris­t­ian news media and Chris­t­ian blogs that went with inflam­ma­to­ry head­lines in order to drum up pub­lic sen­ti­ment about Nabeel’s death and sen­sa­tion­alise it for their tar­get audience.

This brings us to the next ques­tion : how far did Nabeel Qureshi’s suc­cess­es real­ly go ?

We find it odd that at the time of writ­ing this arti­cle, no Chris­t­ian had open­ly ques­tioned the so-called achieve­ments” of Nabeel Qureshi in his attempts to bring Mus­lims to the wor­ship of Christ ; more so its effec­tive­ness. Where are those so-called hun­dreds of Mus­lims” that were inspired by Nabeel’s mes­sage of him leav­ing Islam and con­vert­ing ? What are their names and which part of Nabeel’s mes­sage reached them to the point that they feel com­pelled to con­vert to Christianity ?

There has been no such data pro­duced and we believe that there will be no such data any time soon, sim­ply because it does not exist. Nabeel Qureshi’s tired polemics on the issue of Allah (God), the per­son­al­i­ty of the Prophet Muham­mad (P), the con­cept of jihad and any­thing else apart from this will not change the minds of Mus­lims to con­sid­er Chris­tian­i­ty as a valid option.

The Chris­t­ian schol­ar and thinker Hans Kung said as fol­lows regard­ing Muham­mad :8

What­ev­er we Chris­tians do with this fact, we must affirm that he act­ed as a prophet and that he was a prophet. I do not see how we can avoid the con­clu­sion that on their way of sal­va­tion, Mus­lims fol­low a prophet who is deci­sive for them.

Cer­tain­ly, the cre­den­tials of Hans Kung is much more impec­ca­ble than the high­ly polem­i­cal (Acts 17 Apolo­get­ics) and dis­put­ed author­i­ty that Nabeel Qureshi represents !

Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, how­ev­er, there was no polem­i­cal inquiry from Nabeel Qureshi on Islam that had not already been analysed, debat­ed, answered and refut­ed already by the many Mus­lim apol­o­gists and the online Islam­ic da’wah move­ment in gen­er­al. Indeed, the gen­er­al opin­ion among Mus­lims regard­ing the Prophet (P) is one of being mer­ci­ful, the total oppo­site of what Nabeel Qureshi represents :

When Muham­mad came into a posi­tion of polit­i­cal pow­er after decades of per­se­cu­tion, his first act was to for­give those who had per­se­cut­ed him. His heart of mer­cy is also illus­trat­ed by this hadith : A dying child was once brought to the Prophet Muham­mad (peace be upon him). When, on see­ing the child’s last breaths, the Prophet began to shed tears, one of his com­pan­ions asked why he was cry­ing. He replied : It is a mer­cy that God has put in the hearts of God’s ser­vants, and God is mer­ci­ful only to those of God’s ser­vants who are mer­ci­ful to oth­ers’ ”. I hope that, in the midst of pub­lic debate between Mus­lims and non-Mus­lims, we all can be mer­ci­ful to one anoth­er.9

Out­side of the World Wide Web, Nabeel Qureshi was (and still is) an unknown enti­ty to the Mus­lim world and nev­er had any real influ­en­tial pres­ence. Eli­jah Reynolds in an online piece co-writ­ten with a Chris­t­ian grad­u­ate stu­dent crit­i­cized Nabeel Qureshi by stating :

For Qureshi, the Qur’an is a bloody and vio­lent text — a fact which learned inter­preters of Islam today ignore, he implies, but some­how the unlearned Jihadists get right. Qureshi claims that as a young man, he was shield­ed from read­ing Qur’an and hadith on his own, and instead was taught a mes­sage of Islam­ic peace and love. This read­ing was sub­se­quent­ly shat­tered by his own inde­pen­dent inves­ti­ga­tion of the texts, bypass­ing cen­turies of the tra­di­tion and schol­ar­ly interpretations.

Qureshi claims to speak more author­i­ta­tive­ly on Islam than the imams whose inter­pre­ta­tion he explic­it­ly ignores. He remem­bers as a child, if I want­ed to know about the tra­di­tions of Muham­mad, I had to ask imams or elders in my tra­di­tion of Islam.” It was not until he bypassed cen­turies of tra­di­tion and their imams’ inter­pre­ta­tions” that he dis­cov­ered real Islam — appar­ent­ly on the inter­net, where young poten­tial ISIS recruits eas­i­ly find real Islam too.

Qureshi’s rejec­tion of the learned schol­ars of his com­mu­ni­ty in favor of the internet.…is com­pa­ra­ble to an athe­ist learn­ing every­thing she knows about Chris­tian­i­ty from Richard Dawkins.10

The vast and copi­ous mate­r­i­al that he had pro­duced from the time of his con­ver­sion to Chris­tian­i­ty until a week before his death is most­ly rehash­es of Ori­en­tal­ists and Chris­t­ian polemi­cists in the likes of Alphonse Min­gana, Samuel Zwe­mer, Robert Spencer, David Wood and many oth­ers. There was noth­ing new or any­thing worth men­tion­ing that he had intro­duced in his debates with the Mus­lims, apart from him con­sis­tent­ly attempt­ing to cre­ate a dichoto­my” between Allah and Jesus” (as made appar­ent in his book titles and online speeches).

Even that hon­our” has been tak­en away by the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies Robert Morey and Sam Shamoun, the for­mer being known for his Allah is a moon-god the­o­ry and the lat­ter for his vir­u­lent, Islam­o­pho­bic straw­man against the con­cep­tion of God in Islam. The image that was care­ful­ly planned and craft­ed of him hav­ing ques­tioned his Mus­lim faith“11 and being called off the minaret“12. It is inter­est­ing to note that he made no men­tion that his fam­i­ly were from the Ahmadiyya, and por­trayed his fam­i­ly back­ground as being main­stream Islam. how­ev­er, has made it a promi­nent fea­ture among a gullible West­ern audi­ence primed with Islam­o­pho­bia and always will­ing to parade some­one from the ene­my” as one of their own.

In spite of the mea­gre achieve­ments of Nabeel Qureshi in the Mus­lim world, this had not stopped the West­ern Chris­t­ian pub­lic — delud­ed by the myth­i­cal influ­ence of their fall­en hero — to donate mon­ey to his cause, even in death. Nabeel’s GoFundMe page reached up to USD700,000.00 after the news of Nabeel Qureshi death was known to the pub­lic sphere, and the month­ly amount he receives from Patre­on had not wavered either. His wid­ow, Michelle Qureshi, ful­ly exploit­ed the death of her late hus­band by announc­ing pub­licly that she will con­tin­ue his min­istry“13. It seems obvi­ous to us that those man­ag­ing the crowd­fund­ing pages (most espe­cial­ly his wid­ow!) of their fall­en com­rade are mak­ing a huge prof­it out of this sen­sa­tion­al­ism for per­son­al gain.

Why God Did Not Heal Nabeel Qureshi ?

This was the ques­tion posed by the Chris­t­ian polemi­cists, guised in the form of an op-ed by Frank Turek and anoth­er in a dif­fer­ent blog post. This must have been the ques­tion that had been play­ing in their minds when Nabeel Qureshi first announced that he had Stage IV can­cer on August 312016.

We find the state­ment made by Frank Turek in ref­er­ence to Mus­lims extreme­ly polem­i­cal and total­ly below the belt, as he wrote :

Is it because the Mus­lim God is the true God, and He pun­ished Nabeel for leav­ing Him ? No, there’s excel­lent evi­dence for the Chris­t­ian view of God (see Nabeel’s book No God but One). More­over, Mus­lims who sug­gest this should be asked, Why did your God wait until Nabeel had writ­ten three best-sell­ing books, made hun­dreds of hours of videos, and helped bring hun­dreds of Mus­lims to Christ ? Is his tim­ing off?” Not only that, Nabeel’s work will con­tin­ue to bring peo­ple to Christ, prob­a­bly in an accel­er­at­ed man­ner after his passing.

We would like to address sev­er­al things for this mis­sion­ary to digest.

First of all, Mr Turek, there has nev­er been a Mus­lim God” or a Chris­t­ian God” or any oth­er god that the Mus­lims wor­ship which is dis­tinct from the God of Abra­ham, Moses and Jesus, peace be upon them all. It is very insult­ing to even sug­gest that the God of Islam is dis­tinct from the God of Chris­tian­i­ty because, in real­i­ty, they are not dis­tinct — Mus­lims and Chris­tians do wor­ship the same God.

Regard­ing the sec­ond part of Turek’s rhetor­i­cal ques­tion, one may not have to look far to see why this may be the case. It has been report­ed by sev­er­al Chris­t­ian news por­tals that Nabeel him­self prayed for God to kill him after con­vert­ing to Chris­tian­i­ty”.14

This may or may not have been true as we would like to keep an open mind on this, but we leave the inter­est­ed read­er to fol­low the trail and check out the evi­dence for them­selves as to whether God may have indeed killed” Nabeel Qureshi because He did answer what Nabeel had prayed for…and it has noth­ing to do with the Muslims.

Fre­quent­ly-Asked Questions

Who was Nabeel Qureshi ?

Nabeel Qureshi was an author and Chris­t­ian apol­o­gist for­mer­ly asso­ci­at­ed with Ravi Zacharias Inter­na­tion­al Min­istries (RZIM). He was known for his con­ver­sion from Islam to Chris­tian­i­ty, doc­u­ment­ed in his book Seek­ing Allah, Find­ing Jesus,” and his sub­se­quent works cri­tiquing Islam. 

What led Nabeel Qureshi to con­vert to Christianity ?

Qureshi con­vert­ed to Chris­tian­i­ty fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions about reli­gion with his col­lege room­mate and per­son­al expe­ri­ences, includ­ing dreams he inter­pret­ed as divine encoun­ters with Jesus. 

How did Nabeel Qureshi con­tribute to Chris­t­ian apologetics ?

He wrote polem­i­cal books against Islam, devel­oped online cours­es for evan­gel­i­cal audi­ences, and par­tic­i­pat­ed in sem­i­nars and road­shows under the ban­ner of RZIM to cri­tique Islam and advo­cate for Christianity. 

What were the main themes of Nabeel Qureshi’s books ?

His books focused on his jour­ney from Islam to Chris­tian­i­ty, cri­tiques of Islam­ic doc­trines, and the pre­sen­ta­tion of Chris­t­ian apolo­get­ics aimed at Mus­lim audiences. 

Why did Nabeel Qureshi’s death elic­it mixed reac­tions online ?

His death caused mixed reac­tions due to his con­tro­ver­sial role as an ex-Mus­lim” crit­ic of Islam, affect­ing Mus­lim and Chris­t­ian online com­mu­ni­ties, espe­cial­ly those involved in reli­gious apologetics. 

What is the sig­nif­i­cance of Nabeel Qureshi’s asso­ci­a­tion with Ravi Zacharias and RZIM ?

His asso­ci­a­tion with Ravi Zacharias and RZIM pro­vid­ed him with a plat­form and sup­port for his mis­sion­ary work against Islam, ampli­fy­ing his reach with­in Chris­t­ian evan­gel­i­cal circles. 

Did Nabeel Qureshi address his back­ground as a Qadi­ani in his work ?

Crit­ics argue that he did not ful­ly address his Ahmadiyya/​Qadiani back­ground, a sect not rec­og­nized by main­stream Islam, which may have mis­rep­re­sent­ed his Islam­ic upbringing. 

How did Mus­lims react to Nabeel Qureshi’s cri­tiques of Islam ?

Many Mus­lims and Islam­ic apol­o­gists respond­ed by ques­tion­ing his under­stand­ing of Islam and chal­leng­ing his inter­pre­ta­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly high­light­ing his Ahma­di background. 

What impact did Nabeel Qureshi have on the Mus­lim-Chris­t­ian dialogue ?

Qureshi’s work is crit­i­cized for poten­tial­ly exac­er­bat­ing ten­sions between Mus­lims and Chris­tians, with some sug­gest­ing that his back­ground and polem­i­cal stance against Islam led to increased polar­iza­tion and mis­un­der­stand­ing rather than con­struc­tive dialogue. 

How did Nabeel Qureshi’s lega­cy con­tin­ue after his death ?

Crit­i­cal­ly viewed by some, par­tic­u­lar­ly with­in Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties, Qureshi’s lega­cy is com­plex. Crit­ics argue that his divi­sive approach and the con­tin­u­a­tion of his min­istry, includ­ing through fundrais­ing, may exploit his sto­ry for finan­cial gain or ide­o­log­i­cal agen­das, rais­ing con­cerns about the long-term impact of his work on inter­faith relations. 


Based on what we have dis­cussed on Nabeel Qureshi, the his­to­ry behind it and his polem­i­cal exploits which includes his Seek­ing Allah Find­ing Jesus book, we can thus infer from these cir­cum­stances and form our own con­clu­sions about him, from a Mus­lim per­spec­tive, which are as follows :

Nabeel Qureshi Nev­er Was A Muslim

Nabeel Qureshi was a Qadi­ani, oth­er­wise known as the Ahmadiyya, a deviant sect that only began in the late 19th cen­tu­ry. The Qadi­a­n­is have been con­sis­tent­ly denounced by main­stream Islam as het­ero­dox for their belief that Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad was a Prophet and the promised Messiah.

Hence, it is cor­rect to say that Nabeel Qureshi was nev­er a Mus­lim to begin with. This is akin to stat­ing that a for­mer Mor­mon who revert­ed to Islam was a Chris­t­ian”, even though Mor­monism is reject­ed by main­stream Chris­tian­i­ty because Mor­mons believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet.

The par­al­lels between Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad and Joseph Smith are so sim­i­lar to one anoth­er that we won­der how was it pos­si­ble for West­ern Chris­tians to fall for this con.

Nabeel Qureshi’s For­mer Mus­lim Title

It is very inter­est­ing to note that despite his claims of Seek­ing Allah Find­ing Jesus (as is the title of his book), Nabeel Qureshi had nev­er once addressed the issue of Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad while talk­ing about his past — whether in his books, his online cours­es or in his speech­es — because he knew very well that to do so will lend lit­tle cre­dence to his claims of being a for­mer Mus­lim” and total­ly remove any ves­tige of his cred­i­bil­i­ty. He unabashed­ly cap­i­talised on that label to the point of mak­ing a huge for­tune from his var­i­ous evan­gel­i­cal ven­tures, with the full back­ing of the Chris­t­ian establishment.

He did attempt to wig­gle his way out of this issue by insist­ing that the Qadi­a­n­is are Mus­lims while gloss­ing over the sta­tus of Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad in Qadi­ani theology.

It is worth men­tion­ing that this was the same tac­tic employed by a Chris­t­ian polemi­cist and Islam­o­phobe extra­or­di­naire by the name of Ergun Caner — a self-pro­fessed for­mer devout ex-Mus­lim” who nev­er did prac­tice any of the basic tenets of Islam dur­ing his ear­ly life and was in fact weaned into Chris­tian­i­ty even before the age of puberty.

Ergun Caner exploit­ed his shenani­gans to the hilt as a mon­ey-mak­ing enter­prise until he was exposed as a fraud by Moham­mad Khan, a British Mus­lim, for pass­ing off gib­ber­ish as Ara­bic phras­es and Qur’anic verses.

Manip­u­lat­ed By Michelle Qureshi and Others

In turn, the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies them­selves have used Nabeel Qureshi as a ham­mer against the Mus­lims — and as their ide­o­log­i­cal weapon — to pro­mote an agen­da of extin­guish­ing Islam15, which still remains the fastest-grow­ing reli­gion in the world.

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Google Trends search for Nabeel Qureshi” around the time of his death

Sad­ly, even his wid­ow, Michelle Qureshi — instead of tak­ing the time off to mourn for the loss of her late hus­band — has decid­ed to jump on the polem­i­cal band­wag­on by tak­ing up the man­tle of bash­ing Islam.

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Screen cap­ture of Nabeel Qureshi’s wid­ow tak­ing advan­tage of her husband’s death.

His Final Fate

While we reserve our judge­ment on the final fate of Nabeel Qureshi, who had clear­ly erred in the sight of Islam (as we do believe mat­ters of his affairs have now come between him and God Almighty), we do find that the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary attempts at the hero-wor­ship of Nabeel Qureshi in death and (mis)using it — to the point of mak­ing thin­ly-veiled attacks on Islam and the Mus­lims — shame­ful and dis­gust­ing, to say the least.

In the end, Mus­lims are remind­ed of the words of God Almighty in the Final Tes­ta­ment, the Qur’an, which says :

And they say, None will enter Par­adise except one who is a Jew or a Chris­t­ian.” That is [mere­ly] their wish­ful think­ing, Say, Pro­duce your proof, if you should be truth­ful.” (Qur’an 2:111)

And ver­i­ly, only God knows best !

Cite this arti­cle as : Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi, Ibn Anwar, Some Crit­i­cal Thoughts On His Death : Nabeel Qureshi (1983 – 2017),” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017, last accessed April 14, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​o​p​-​e​d​/​n​a​b​e​e​l​-​q​u​r​e​s​hi/

Appen­dix : You Can­not See God And Live”

In a debate event enti­tled What is God Real­ly Like : Tawhid or Trin­i­ty ? that the late Nabeel Qureshi had with Dr Shabir Ally, a per­son asked in the Q&A Ses­sion how he would rec­on­cile the appar­ent con­tra­dic­tion between say­ing that Abra­ham actu­al­ly laid eyes on God and yet Exo­dus 33:20 has God telling Moses that see­ing His face is an impos­si­bil­i­ty as see­ing Him would cause the human being to die. In answer­ing this ques­tion, Nabeel argued that it was Jesus that Abra­ham saw and not the Father. It is the Father, accord­ing to Nabeel and many oth­er Chris­t­ian apol­o­gists, that human being can­not lay eyes on and live, but if it was the Son, that is, Jesus then it would be total­ly all right for the human eyes to see.

First­ly, the verse in Exo­dus 33:20 does not cat­e­gorise God into the Father and the Son and there­by argue, as Nabeel did, that only the Son can be seen but not the Father. The plain text sim­ply shows God as One Being and One per­son explic­it­ly declar­ing that nobody can see Him and live. Sec­ond­ly, If indeed it was God that Abra­ham saw and his life was pre­served despite Exo­dus 33:20 because — as Nabeel and co. rea­soned — it was Jesus, but if it had been the Father then he would have been utter­ly destroyed, then the nec­es­sary impli­ca­tion of that claim is that the Father and Jesus are not co-equal as the Trini­tar­i­ans claim. If they were, in fact, equal in pow­er and glo­ry, then see­ing both would result in the same cat­a­stroph­ic end, i.e., death. But appar­ent­ly, the Father has a far greater glo­ry than the Son, that see­ing Him and not the Son would have the view­er for­feit his life.

In con­clu­sion, in an attempt to rec­on­cile Gen­e­sis 18 with Exo­dus 33:20, Nabeel Qureshi inad­ver­tent­ly refutes the Trin­i­ty as he glo­ri­fies the Father and makes the Son inferior.Endmark

  1. CBN News, Nabeel Qureshi’s Plea : Please Pray For Me ! Please Pray That God Will Heal My Whole Body’, 22 August 2017[]
  2. An exam­ple of this can be seen in Faith It, The Most Painful Day of His Life ? When His Par­ents Found Out He Gave Up Islam for Jesus…But It Was Worth It, March 12, 2014[]
  3. His books are enti­tled : Seek­ing Allah Find­ing Jesus : A Devout Mus­lim Encoun­ters Chris­tian­i­ty” (2014); Answer­ing Jihad : A Bet­ter Way For­ward” (2016) and No God but One : Allah or Jesus ? A For­mer Mus­lim Inves­ti­gates the Evi­dence for Islam and Chris­tian­i­ty” (2016)[]
  4. World­Net­Dai­ly, Ex-Mus­lim, author, evan­ge­list Nabeel Qureshi dead at 34, 20 Sep­tem­ber 2017[]
  5. See for exam­ple PJ Media, Nabeel Qureshi Shows Chris­tians How to Die Well, With a Mes­sage of Love and Trust in Jesus Christ”, 16 Sep­tem­ber 2017[]
  6. Todd Friel, a Chris­t­ian TV host, ques­tions whether dreams are a valid rea­son for Mus­lims con­vert­ing to Chris­tian­i­ty and gave Bib­li­cal evi­dence against this in Wretched, Episode 2025 : Is God con­vert­ing Mus­lims through dreams?”[]
  7. Seth Dunn, Reset­ting the Evan­gel­i­cal Mind­set on Nabeel Qureshi” in Pul­pit & Pen, 4 July 2016[]
  8. See our arti­cle : Hans Küng On Is Muham­mad A Prophet”?[]
  9. Jonathan E. Brock­opp (ed.), The Cam­bridge Com­pan­ion to Muham­mad, Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty Press (2010), pp. 280 – 281[]
  10. Jonathan Hom­righausen and Eli­jah Reynolds, Look­ing For Islam In All The Wrong Places : A Response to Nabeel Qureshi” in Reli­gion Dis­patch­es, USC (April 20, 2016)[]
  11. CBN (700 Club), Why Nabeel Qureshi Ques­tioned His Mus­lim Faith”, undat­ed[]
  12. Chris­tian­i­ty Today, Christ Called Me Off the Minaret”, 8 Jan­u­ary 2014[]
  13. As indi­cat­ed on the men­tioned Patre­on page : Hel­lo every­one ! This site is run by Michelle Qureshi, wid­ow of the late evan­ge­list Nabeel Qureshi. Nabeel’s life was about com­pelling people’s hearts and minds to the Gospel. He usu­al­ly focused on the foun­da­tions of Chris­tian­i­ty, Islam, and Judaism, as well as dab­bling in sci­ence and religion…Michelle is com­mit­ted to ensur­ing the con­tin­u­a­tion of Nabeel’s min­istry. For the time being, this includes using the numer­ous archives of his video resources, while also shar­ing per­son­al vlogs about her own jour­ney fol­low­ing the loss of her hus­band.” One may also won­der why is there any need to con­tin­ue the GoFundMe page too when its ini­tial cre­ation was intend­ed for Nabeel Qureshi’s treat­ment ?[]
  14. Report­ed in The Chris­t­ian Post, For­mer Mus­lim Nabeel Qureshi Prayed for God to Kill Him After Con­vert­ing to Chris­tian­i­ty”, July 19 2016 ; Chris­t­ian Today, Apol­o­gist and for­mer Mus­lim Nabeel Quer­ishi reveals he asked God to kill him after his con­ver­sion”, 23 July 2016 ; Faith It, Mus­lim Begs God to Kill Him After Becom­ing a Chris­t­ian — After 3 Dreams, His Bible Opens to This…”, 19 July 2016 and The Chris­t­ian Times, For­mer Mus­lim con­fess­es he want­ed to die after con­vert­ing to Chris­tian­i­ty”, 22 July 2016[]
  15. We are remind­ed of the fol­low­ing verse : They want to extin­guish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will per­fect His light, although the dis­be­liev­ers dis­like it.” (Qur’an 61:8)[]


24 responses to “Some Crit­i­cal Thoughts On His Death : Nabeel Qureshi (1983 – 2017)”

  1. Goldie Avatar

    Thank you for artic­u­lat­ing a good argu­ment about Nabeel Qureshi. Some­one rec­om­mend­ed that I read his book. I have a gen­er­al habit of try­ing to know an author before believ­ing their rhetoric, who they are, their pos­si­ble motives, his­to­ry, hon­esty, etc. I real­ized pri­or to know­ing about him (Qureshi), after look­ing into Islam, that Qadi­ani was not con­sid­ered a valid prac­tice of Mus­lim, and it was clear to me why they did­n’t acknowl­edge Qadi­ani. I lat­er found out that Qureshi was Qadi­ani and mis­la­beled him­self as a Mus­lim. A cur­so­ry exam­i­na­tion of this reli­gion should tell any self-respect­ing adult it was not tra­di­tion or ortho­dox Mus­lim. Any­way, after some read­ing about him, I real­ized he was­n’t some­one I could believe or trust in his schol­ar­ship nor ratio­nal­i­ty (if you can call it that), since he was biased against true Mus­lim (and I am not Mus­lim, nor Chris­t­ian, nor Jew, so I have no stake in this debate, only that I won’t waste my time read­ing some­one who is clear­ly biased and untrust­wor­thy, as well as those who take advan­tage lat­er for a good amount of mon­ey. I’m a finan­cial­ly poor wid­ow, so $700,000 would set me and my chil­dren for life ; that is a lot of mon­ey and noth­ing to make light of as some of the com­menters angri­ly stat­ed it was­n’t that much). Fur­ther­more, I’m not inter­est­ed in any emo­tion­al appeals, only the facts and truth when learn­ing some­thing new. In fact, most of what I learned about Muham­mad, from Mus­lim schol­ars (light­ly), make him ok by me. Mus­lim should­n’t be judged by bad rumors of peo­ple who nev­er stud­ied the reli­gion, cul­ture or lan­guage to see for them­selves, and not with­out their crit­i­cal think­ing skills in tact.
    Thank you again for this arti­cle and your pas­sion to state the facts with­out respect for lies, liars, fan­tasies and social eti­quettes that sti­fle the truth. Amer­i­cans are very good at pre­fer­ring polite­ness over the truth. As long as you lie to them sweet­ly, then noth­ing is wrong (Such as don’t speak about the dead, as if that changes the real­i­ty and lies and dam­ages that a per­son left behind — by that rea­son­ing, we should nev­er speak of Hitler either). I’ll take the ugly truth any day. Fan­tasies are infan­tile. Your writ­ing and depth of under­stand­ing appeals to me and con­firmed my own con­clu­sions about this man. I sim­ply will not waste my time on peo­ple with less than stel­lar integrity.

  2. Adam Khan Avatar
    Adam Khan

    In the name of Allah The Benef­i­cent The Most Merciful. 

    If islam is a false reli­gion then there are many oth­er false reli­gions why is islam being sin­gled out by all people ? 

    Nabeel Qureshi was mis­led by mis­sion­ary liars.. David Wood lies and manip­u­lates texts to show Islam teach­es hatred but actu­al­ly the text show that Allah is angry with those who reject faith and dis­be­lieve in Him Alone. 

    The bible says liars will be in hell and the Qur’an too says liars will be in hell.. 

    The prophet Muham­mad praised Jesus Christ and said that they are broth­ers just like all of Allah’s prophets and mes­sen­gers peace be upon them all.. 

    Allah cre­at­ed Adam peace be upon him and on earth he was the first of the prophets and mes­sen­gers peace be up in them all.. 

    Mes­sen­ger after mes­sen­ger God sent to the nations each time they strayed but the nations grew arro­gant due to their sin­ful ways and reject­ed the plain truth.. That none has the right to be wor­shiped except Allah the One True God.. 

    The mer­cy of Allah is such that He Glo­ry be to Him does not pun­ish until the mes­sage has reached those who are astray and they arro­gant­ly reject it and increase in their sins… 

    Allah sent prophets and mes­sen­gers to the nations peace be upon them all

    If we read the bible we see Jesus praised the One True God and wor­shiped Him Alone.. 

    We Mus­lims fol­low the way of Allah’s prophets and mes­sen­gers peace be upon them all islam is the best way of life all praise be to Allah the Lord or the world’s 😊 

    The unfor­tu­nate ones blind them­selves in this world and stop intend­ing to seek the truth and thus become of those who will be in all sorts of regrets in the here­after when they realise they were fol­low­ing noth­ing but false hoods.. Who but God can guide to truth ?

  3. Sha Avatar

    MashaAllah!A warm mes­sage from Chi­na and greet­ings to BimikaAl­lahu­ma team ! I was look­ing for a Quran ver­sion from my kin­dle this morn­ing, and sur­pris­ing­ly found all three books writ­ten by Nabeel Qureshi ranked very high among the kind. I read com­ments about his books and real­ized how much influ­ence he brought to the Chris­t­ian group. This stim­u­lat­ed my inter­est to search how peo­ple react to this per­son and his books now, and the search engine brought me here. I actu­al­ly did notice his phe­nom­e­non a few years ago right after his death, and when we tried to search from Mus­lim side, then in fact no voice was to sup­port him. This has well been proven by this arti­cle. As the author points out, the Chris­t­ian evan­ge­lism has been try­ing to devi­ate Mus­lim from time to time. This hap­pened to Chi­nese Mus­lims as ear­ly as 1930’s. How­ev­er they failed to achieve any­thing, for Islam is truth and Mus­lims every­where believe in one­ness of God and believe Jesus was pure­ly a mes­sen­ger of God. In recent years, these Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies used their pow­er­ful intel­lec­tu­al weapons to spread their gospels into Chi­nese Mus­lim groups again. They use their Islamized ver­sion of Bible, in which all the names are writ­ten in Islam­ic form, to attract Mus­lims to read. For exam­ple, they use Esa instead of Jesus, Mari­am instead of Mary. More­over, they made a lot of sto­ries about how Mus­lims con­vert­ed to Chris­tian­i­ty due to the wrong belief and ter­ri­ble Mus­lim families.
    There­fore, after read­ing this arti­cle, I’m more con­firmed of the evan­ge­lists’ machi­na­tion to dis­tort Islam.


    CHRISTIANS OF COURSE WILL GIVE DONATION TO HIM EVEN THOUGH HE DIED AFTER ASKING FOR IT coz after­all the chris­tians loved what he did for them. He loved when some­one fought for them even­though they know their reli­gions has many flaws and cor­rup­tions and they cant defend it. just watch how DAVID WOOD got SMASHED by M Hijab. It is sad to know that peo­ple still would even con­sid­er lis­ten­ing to DW when he is obvi­ous­ly unde­serv­ing and not learned.

    Any­way, just to remind the readers.
    Qureshi the fake mus­lim liar said May God kill me, if what i brought (trin­i­ty) is false”…
    And he died very young and by some rare can­cer. What more would you want ?
    Can’t you see it for your­self ? obvi­ous­ly God made him pay for what he asked for.
    you brought false reli­gion, so I accept your chal­lenge. lol”
    too bad but that’s why peo­ple said care­ful what you wish for”.

  5. Paul Bertucci Avatar
    Paul Bertucci

    Dont know where to begin. Jews, Mus­lims, Chris­tian’s. We all will die a hor­ri­ble torch­er­ous , death for God. The one God. Yes, Just ONE not two or three but ONE.
    We all believe in the one cre­ator of the world called by many names. God made us all and con­tin­ues to do so. If we are born into a fam­i­ly, cul­ture, who are serious,and devout about how they believe and teach there chil­dren with the same devo­tion then they will believe the same 99% of the time. GOD knows and under­stands this. He does not cre­ate his chil­dren for the pur­pose of send­ing them to hell. All reli­gions know they are the cho­sen ones, the right ones, the ones who will spend eter­ni­ty in heav­en with God. In every reli­gion through­out his­to­ry bril­liant men with super aca­d­e­m­ic minds, have
    lec­tured to us the thoughts and ways of God. So, who is right, who is wrong. What must or who to believe. Is all Right or All Wrong ?
    Dont we all who strive to live a clean, moral , and pure live deserve to one day be in heav­en with the God ?
    I think there is some truth in all the reli­gions but peo­ple through the last few thou­sand years have messed it all up. God has put his teach­ings in our hearts, the knowl­edge between good and evil, what is right and wrong, how to raise our chil­dren. To help the poor and wid­ows, the old and sick. We should all work togeth­er toward the things God has put in our hearts rather than hate one anoth­er for a belief sys­tem that we all believe in. Maybe God has pro­vid­ed many roads to his house for us. Some will fol­low, oth­ers will not. We need to keep it simple.

  6. A Qureshi Avatar
    A Qureshi

    I applaud the efforts that have gone into fur­nish­ing an expla­na­tion for Nabeel’s moti­va­tions, con­tex­tu­al inac­cu­ra­cies and sud­den pass­ing. With­out any mea­sure of mal­con­tent, I don’t feel that his endeav­ours mer­it such con­sid­er­a­tion or discourse.

    How­ev­er, I would like to thank Lizzie for her extreme xeno­pho­bia as this real­ly illus­trates the point here. Islam is a lie from hell” is clear­ly unhelp­ful in defin­ing any robust cri­tique of a faith which has attract­ed more con­verts from the Chris­t­ian faith than vice ver­sa. I would also point out that Jesus is men­tioned more times in the Quran than the prophet Muhammed(pbuh). She should­n’t impune oth­ers faith less she slan­ders her own. 

    How­ev­er, there are many staunch advo­cates of the faith.Christian apolo­get­ics have always exist­ed since the creeds have under­gone sev­er­al suc­ces­sive iter­a­tions to explain the trini­tar­i­an doc­trine which inter­est­ing only real­ly entered the chris­t­ian land­scape sev­er­al cen­turies after the pass­ing of the Christ. 

    The nature of mankind is fick­le. Doubt is like a stone in your shoe. It makes us uncom­fort­able and the quick­est way to restore cog­ni­tive ease is to cast it out and con­tin­ue on with­out fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion. How­ev­er, there will be those of us who ques­tion and con­sid­er. The tran­sient dis­com­fort of the stone in the shoe leads to deep­er reflec­tion and con­sid­er­a­tion of the path one is travelling.

    Alas, there will always be more of the for­mer than the lat­ter — con­tin­u­ing on in their igno­rance heed­less of doubt. And sad­ly this leads me to con­clude that those who believe have lit­tle rea­son to con­sid­er why Nabeel thought the way he did or died under such unfor­tu­nate cir­cum­stances. The chris­t­ian faith ascribes to a com­plete­ly benev­o­lent god with only love for human­i­ty. From a pure­ly sci­en­tif­ic per­spec­tive, demise at the age of 34 from a stom­ach malig­nan­cy is well over 2 stan­dard devi­a­tions away from the norm to the point of being a very rare event of sci­en­tif­ic inter­est. If faith teach­es us one thing, there are no such things as conincidences.

    To my dear chris­t­ian friends I would say this. That you are dear to me in a time where most ascribe to no faith at all. Just as you hope for my sal­va­tion I too implore you to seek the truth. Above all, the truth is to be found in schol­ar­ly con­tem­pla­tion not the capri­cious nature of emo­tion. I do find a church choir quite stir­ring but faith requires more than an emo­tion­al response or some­thing as whim­si­cal as a super­nat­ur­al dream. Faith should come in a moment of calm con­tem­pla­tion in the dead of the night when all extra­ne­ous stim­uli are silent and the mind is alone to con­sid­er deep­er mean­ings. After all, each and every one of us will be alone when their end comes. The most sin­cere advice I have been giv­en is to reverse plan my life and I would advise every­one to con­sid­er the finite nature of their life and it’s lone­ly end. Only then can sin­cer­i­ty enter a place in your heart and you seek to know what God and man is.

    To end, an excel­lent trea­tise on Jesus as a mes­sen­ger and mes­si­ah is avail­able from the below source which I came across through a friend.

    Last­ly, an ode to the Ten­nyson who sought the signs of the cre­ator in the world and wrote thus

    Flower in the cran­nied wall,
    I pluck you out of the crannies,
    I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
    Lit­tle flower — but if I could understand
    What you are, root and all, and all in all,
    I should know what God and man is.

  7. Emmie Avatar

    I will pray for you (Broth­ers and Sis­ters) at Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma Team.

  8. Wulf Nesthead Avatar
    Wulf Nesthead

    It makes me sad to see so many con­fused peo­ple tak­ing you to task for things you did­n’t say and fail­ing to com­pre­hend what you did say. Peo­ple are, unfor­tu­nate­ly, addict­ed to their own ignorance.
    Those who don’t care that they have been deceived repeat­ed­ly, even­tu­al­ly end up deceiv­ing them­selves. May God (swt) grant us, and them, guid­ance and mercy.

  9. Graham Hobbs Avatar
    Graham Hobbs

    Have any peo­ple involved in this arti­cle and its com­ments actu­al­ly read, Nabeel Quresh’s book, Seek­ing Allah, Find­ing Jesus?”

  10. Amira Avatar

    The author of this arti­cle insin­u­ates Nabeel Qureshi and the Chris­t­ian com­mu­ni­ty who sup­port him were liars to declare he was a Mus­lim. How­ev­er, this is sim­ply not true. First, although main­stream Mus­lims do not view the Ahmadiyya as Mus­lims, they them­selves believe they are Mus­lims. Qureshi viewed him­self as Mus­lim before his con­ver­sion despite what main­stream Islam believed, and his father calls him­self Mus­lim to this day. In fact, Jin­nah, the founder of Pak­istan, said, Who am I to declare a per­son non-Mus­lim who calls him­self Mus­lim?” Sec­ond, despite the fact there are key dif­fer­ences between main­stream Islam and Ahmadiyya just as there are key dif­fer­ences between Chris­tian­i­ty and Mor­monism, there are also sig­nif­i­cant sim­i­lar­i­ties. Ahmadiyyas believe in all five pil­lars of Islam, read the same Quran, and believe that Muham­mad was the Seal of Prophets” (although they dif­fer as to in what sense). The points Nabeel dis­agrees with in Islam are the same points Ahmadiyyas and main­stream Mus­lims believe, so their dif­fer­ences aren’t nec­es­sary for Qureshi to dis­cuss to make his points valid. If an ex-mor­mon were to see flaws in points that were true in both Chris­tian­i­ty and Mor­monism, it would­n’t mat­ter if the per­son was a Mor­mon if he or she were dis­cussing points that were true for both reli­gions any­way in the sense it would­n’t make the points less true. Third, if Nabeel were to dis­cuss the dif­fer­ences between Ahmadiyyas and main­stream Mus­lims and their his­to­ry, it could eas­i­ly be the scope of entire book. Again, it also would not change the fact of what he found to be true in Chris­tian­i­ty or untrue in Islam. 

    None of us can say why Qureshi died at such a young age. It is true that his affairs are between him and God now as all of ours will be. We can­not say Qureshi’s death was a pun­ish­ment from God. Peo­ple of all ages and all reli­gions or no reli­gion die from var­i­ous caus­es every day. This spring a friend of my friend’s 19 year old daugh­ter, a devout Chris­t­ian, passed away from leukemia. Also this spring, my 27 year old niece, a devout Mus­lim, passed away unex­pect­ed­ly dur­ing a rou­tine pro­ce­dure at the doc­tors. Both died at what would seem to most, before their time. Con­verse­ly, there are some who have lived hor­ri­ble, moral­ly depraved lives that live to be 100. Only God knows when each of us will breathe his last breath, and it is not for us to under­stand why. Also, some­times God uses some­one’s life in a big­ger way after his or her death. Indeed, God knows best.

  11. Karen Roy Avatar
    Karen Roy

    It’s inter­est­ing that the writer of this article/​paper claims that Nabeel had lit­tle or no impact at all on Mus­lims but he has even now, a fol­low­ing of mil­lions on Twit­ter, YouTube, FB, many of whom are ex Mus­lims (read the com­ments). And the sim­ple fact that this arti­cle was even writ­ten to attempt to dis­cred­it Nabeel reveals he did in fact have a major impact in this world. Debate me, I dare you. 🤗

    [The Mus­lim world is far big­ger than the inter­net spaces that you have just mentioned.]

  12. Shyam Prasad Avatar
    Shyam Prasad

    I do not believe in any reli­gion but after read­ing the arti­cle- it shows a hid­den prej­u­dice and hatered towards Nabeel Qureshi and Chris­tian­i­ty — why can’t peo­ple be fair and open mind­ed. It is no won­der the world is torn due to such atti­tude. I am so for­tu­nate to be in a coun­try, which gives me reli­gious free­dom, to even to crit­i­cise the dom­i­nant reli­gion and live with­out fear

  13. Dan Avatar

    Nabeel’s treat­ment of Islam is very in-depth, though not always accu­rate in my opin­ion. I went on a sim­i­lar search for God as a young man, and I will say that Islam did not appeal to me for long at that time. I will keep to myself what the­o­log­i­cal flaws I found in it when exam­in­ing it with a crit­i­cal eye. 

    But I will also say that Mus­lims are good peo­ple. Often they are god­ly in a way supe­ri­or to Chris­tians, and some ways not as god­ly. Mus­lims are no bet­ter or worse than oth­er peo­ple in their adher­ence to their reli­gion. Some do it blind­ly with­out rea­son because to do oth­er­wise would chal­lenge them­selves too deeply. Some do it after thought­ful explo­ration, rea­son and con­sid­er­a­tion. Some do it because that is what their fam­i­ly has always done. 

    Just like Christians.

    I am a Chris­t­ian. I believe in the tri­une God. Specif­i­cal­ly, I am a Catholic. My adven­tures into explor­ing dif­fer­ent reli­gions led me back to the reli­gion and sect of my child­hood. Admit­ted­ly, I came home, but I did so with an appre­ci­a­tion of it that I had not had previously.

    I believe in each per­son seek­ing their own path to the Almighty. Per­haps more than one is cor­rect, though the scrip­tures of each make that a tough sell, or per­haps one path is supe­ri­or to the oth­ers, but good peo­ple of all stripes will receive some reward. 

    If I burn in hell for fol­low­ing the wrong path, it will not be because my path led me to dis­re­spect my fel­low human beings and their God-giv­en right right to choose their own road. Along those lines, Nabeel’s death does not mean he was pun­ished, because he has reached more in death than in life. His approach was thought­ful, respect­ful, well-rea­soned, ground­ed in such evi­dence as was avail­able, and it made sense to him. That does not mean he is right. But it cer­tain­ly shows he was gen­uine and the integri­ty of his mes­sage is felt by those who read it. This includes me, and evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tians of the bible-thump­ing kind usu­al­ly do not appeal to me.

    But the best thing he said was this, though per­haps in not so many words : 

    Come…let us rea­son together.…and do our best to save each oth­er’s souls.

  14. Michael Avatar

    Very unfor­tu­nate arti­cle, hope Mus­lims will use a more equal scale in deal­ing with issues. Moham­mad died of food poi­son­ing, would it be cor­rect to con­clude that God killed him because he was a false prophet ? 

    Com­mon Mus­lims grow up

    1. Bismika Allahuma Team Avatar

      Quite hilar­i­ous that you com­pare an obscure death of a Qadi­ani with the Prophet, upon whom be peace. Why did you not do the same in com­par­ing the death of your cru­ci­fied god” with any oth­er Roman com­mon crim­i­nal who died in the same fashion ?

  15. Fidel Catstro Avatar
    Fidel Catstro

    NABEEL was a Qadyani, they are not Mus­lims… and those who claim Nabeel is in heav­en can go and eat my foot.

  16. Sam dung Avatar
    Sam dung

    Seems like Nabil Qureshi gets the wrath of God for telling lies on Islam. He men­tioned that the word Tawhid is not indi­cat­ed in the Quran but the very essence of Islam is tawhid i.e monothe­ism and the sha­hadah There is no God but One God’. To a chris­t­ian, Nabil could deceive them claim­ing to be mus­lim, but to oth­er mus­lims, he is just a true liar.
    As such, he chal­lenges Allah by telling lies on God, on Muham­mad and on the reli­gion of Islam. And he came to this ter­ri­ble end­ing at a young age of 34 to die from a rare stom­ach can­cer. It serves as a les­son to many that be care­ful when mak­ing false claims on God (Allah) and His prophets. Oth­er­wise, it not a sur­prise that one will incur the wrath of God.

  17. IDRIS AL HASSAN Avatar

    I fol­lowed quit a num­ber of Nabeel’s debates but I real­ly felt sad, because Nabeel was tak­ing advan­tage of the West­’s lack of knowl­edge in Islam and for me he knew noth­ing about Islam him­self. When asked ques­tions in debates, he almost always goes off tan­gent , tak­ing advan­tage of the gullible west­ern audi­ence. know­ing qui­et well that there was no way he could be redi­rect­ed to the ques­tion due to the nature of debates. His lack knowl­edge in Islam was very easy for any one with lit­tle islam­ic knowl­edge to know for exam­ple : In his debate Tawhid” or Trin­i­ty”, he false­ly claims that Mus­lims war­ship the Qur’aan, He also false­ly uses the word BILAA KEIF” to explain why the Trin­i­ty can­not be explained even though he tries and fails mis­er­ably to explain the trin­i­ty him­self and yet say­ing it was a shame Chris­tians could not explain it. His own expla­na­tion was vague and begged for more ques­tions and answers.
    And mind you, all these debates he involved in were no brain­ers, because it was noth­ing oth­er this per­son said and that per­son said or wrote”. The essence of debates is to talk only about what the Reli­gious scrip­tures say and not what any­body else says.
    I per­son­al­ly I am not sur­prised at his end­ing any­way. It serves a warn­ing to those who dare lie about The Cre­ator, Islam, Moham­mad and Jesus ; Peace and bless­ings of The Almighty on the two mighty Prophets.

  18. jhangeer Y rej Avatar
    jhangeer Y rej

    islam is life from hell but you are show­ing your lit­tle kids on your chest to the pub­lic. you are real­ly enjoy­ing life, aren’t you ? you don’t need any cross to get to heav­en. yhwh loved the world so much that he sent his only begot­ten guid­ance in the form of writ­ing, that who­ev­er shall do his will shall enter eter­nal life. 

    Jesus is the son of God, and God himself. ”

    your first state­ment is like this 

    x is not g but son of g, then your next is like this :

    x is g.

    why did­n’t you just say 

    x is g and g himself ?

  19. jhangeer Y rej Avatar
    jhangeer Y rej

    Mohammed was not God’s mes­sen­ger. Why would God’s mes­sen­ger attempt suicide ? ”

    lets just assume that muham­mad attempt­ed sui­cide. did he go THROUGH with it ? 

    now lets apply your stan­dard on yhwh and solomon

    solomon used to get reg­u­lar vis­its from yhwh and even after reg­u­lar vis­its he com­mit­ted idolatry. 

    now since solomon went through with the act, solomon is not only an idol wor­ship­per but can­not be true spokesper­son of god. 

    it gets worse. any­thing solomon told his scribes he could have been LYING about god. he could have been mak­ing up sto­ries about god. 

    will you reject solomon from the bible lijjy ?

  20. Lizzie Avatar

    What an unfor­tu­nate arti­cle. A true piece of Islam­ic ide­ol­o­gy. It’s semi sick. He has passed. Let him be.… the arti­cle is tru­ly incor­rect as far as Chris­tian­i­ty goes. Allah of the Quran is NOT the liv­ing God. Mohammed was not God’s mes­sen­ger. Why would God’s mes­sen­ger attempt sui­cide ? Jesus is the son of God, and God him­self. You must go by way of the cross the enter heav­en. Islam is a lie from hell. Mus­lims are lied to. My broth­er, Nabeel is in heav­en. He sup­port­ed his fam­i­ly on dona­tion… he was not rich. Do your research. Fur­ther­more , Chris­tians believe in GIVING to one anoth­er. Have some respect, and rake this down.

    1. Bismika Allahuma Team Avatar

      The arti­cle has not touched on Chris­t­ian doc­trines one sin­gle bit. Yet you find it offen­sive because it exposed Nabeel Qureshi for what he was : a Qadi­ani with no con­nec­tion to main­stream Islam and yet used his for­mer Mus­lim” sta­tus to solic­it dona­tions for mon­e­tary gain. 

      Mus­lims are lied to”? Wow, thanks a lot for that very sen­si­tive com­ment /​sarcasm Thank you also for prov­ing our point that West­ern Chris­tians are gullible enough to fall for the old­est con in the world. And no, we are not going to rake”[SIC] it down either.

  21. Shirley Avatar

    As a Chris­t­ian I read this piece to gain insight into the Mus­lim point of view. Sad­ly this arti­cle is rid­dled with so many inac­cu­ra­cies, bias­es, fal­lac­i­es, and hos­til­i­ties that I find it impos­si­ble to gain any­thing useful.

    1. Bismika Allahuma Team Avatar

      Your com­ment itself is too gen­er­al and vague, which makes it impos­si­ble to gain any­thing use­ful from it.

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