My friend Nabeel Qureshi, whom I had the pleasure of knowing for several years, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Nabeel was a convert from Islam to evangelical Christianity, having come to know Jesus Christ as his great God and Savior after trying to disprove Christianity. In a very short time he became an influential Christian apologist. Only 34 years old, Nabeel died after learning just last year that he had stage 4 stomach cancer. I am on my way to Houston for the memorial service tomorrow.
I will have some things to say about Nabeel’s lost fight against cancer at a later date. For now I want to share ten excellent articles posted online in the past few days.
Brown, Michael. “God Can Still Work Miracles. Why No Miracle for Nabeel Qureshi?” The Stream, Sept. 19, 2017. Reposted from AskDrBrown.org.
Karnuth, Julie. “A Memorial to Nabeel Qureshi.” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 16, 2017. A collection of quotations from No God but One, Qureshi’s last book.
Keener, Craig. “Nabeel Qureshi’s Passing and Hope.” Craig Keener (blog), Sept. 17, 2017.
Kelhawk, Terry. “Nabeel Qureshi and the Koran.” Huffington Post, Sept. 18, 2017.
Licona, Mike. “Remembering My Friend Nabeel Qureshi.” LogosTalk (blog), Sept. 18, 2017.
Moore, Art. “Ex-Muslim, Author, Evangelist Nabeel Qureshi Dead at 34.” WND, Sept. 18, 2017.
Murray, Abdu. “Steaks, Smiles, and Steely Faith: Remembering My Friend Nabeel Qureshi.” RZIM (blog), Sept. 19, 2017.
O’Neil, Tyler. “Nabeel Qureshi Shows Christians How to Die Well, With a Message of Love and Trust in Jesus Christ.” PJ Media, Sept. 16, 2017.
Taylor, Justin. “Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017).” Gospel Coalition, Sept. 16, 2017.
Turek, Frank. “Why Didn’t God Heal Nabeel Qureshi?” The Stream, Sept. 18, 2017. Also posed on Townhall.com, Sept. 19, 2017.
Also worth your time is this video by David Wood, the Christian who led Nabeel to Christ: “Famous Last Words of Jesus, Muhammad, and Nabeel Qureshi” (YouTube, Sept. 18, 2017).
And please consider contributing to Nabeel’s fundraising campaign, which is now of importance to his wife and young daughter: https://www.gofundme.com/NabeelQureshi.