Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Summary: Raised in the Muslim faith by kind, devoted, loving parents, Nabeel Qureshi is a true follower of Islam. He loved to defend his faith, search his Scriptures and meditate on his religion. But in the face of intense discussion and scrutiny, Nabeel starts to notice cracks in the foundation of his beloved core beliefs. What follows is an intense study and cry for TRUTH--the Bible in one hand, the Quran in the other. This book is a real page turner as Nabeel opens his thoughts and struggles to the reader in what is to be an intense battle for the soul.
Personal Thoughts: This book is real. It accurately portrays the great antithesis. It painfully reveals the shattered life of one's whose foundations have been completely destroyed--the terror, the questions, the loss of confidence, the abundance of chaos. It reveals the messiness of conversion, along with the ensuing trials and the carnage of broken relationships scattered about. Nabeel showed immense honor for his father and mother throughout this book. It was this respect and love for his parents that became the final and most intense struggle in leaving Islam. His decision devastated his family--causing a terribly painful, unfixable rift between them. It makes one consider the cost of truly following Christ.
Quote: "Please, Allah, may all this doubt not anger you...
But maybe You are showing me that the Quran is not your Word after all? So much of what I've been taught about it turned out to be false. I was taught that it has never been changed, but hadith and history show that it has. I was taught that it has supernatural knowledge of science and the future, but when I asked You to help me see it with my own eyes, I could find none. So much that I thought I knew about the Quran simply is not true. Is it really Your book? O Allah, have mercy on me.
Who are you?" --pg. 23