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No God but One: Allah or Jesus?: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity Paperback – August 30, 2016
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With clarity and precision, Nabeel takes his reader through the principal competing truth claims of Islam and Christianity, demonstrating through his own personal search how the Christian world view makes a compelling case for our allegiance while that of Islam falls far short. With an easy-to-read style, this book is a treasure both for those wrestling with the big questions of life as well as those wanting to help in guiding Muslims to find the answers they seek. I highly recommend No God but One! -- Mateen Elass, Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond Oklahoma
About the Author
Nabeel Qureshi was a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He earned an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA in religion from Duke University.
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This book provides compare/contrast of Islam to Christianity, and does a fine job of it. Even as a believer I would venture to say you will add to your faith in Jesus Christ. There are several quality points that I would recommend any believer should know when befriending a Muslim. As Qureshi states in his testimony, a strong relationship is very important when dealing with the weight of religion and eternal life. There are many suggestions throughout this book on how to handle yourself and avoid offending your Muslim friends.
You won't be disappointed in this purchase. I received this book as part of the launch team in return giving my honest review. I enjoyed this book enough to purchase 10 more to give to others!
Nabeel Qureshi is a rarity among those who write about Islam and Christianity -- a former Islam apologist who, through an intense spiritual struggle, became a Christian apologist. Though there is no such thing as a completely objective author, Qureshi is better equipped than most to analyze the history and doctrines of both of Islam and Christianity. In his own words “I do not claim to be unbiased, but I have been on both sides of the debate.”
The book compares the worldviews and foundational beliefs of the two religions, including their founding, the character and lives of Muhammad and Jesus, origin and reliability of the respective scriptures, teachings regarding the nature of God and man, and the respective doctrines of paradise/heaven. The sequence of topics is both logical and follows the order in which the author reluctantly abandoned his lifelong belief in Islam. For each topic, Qureshi presents the teaching of Islam and evidence offered as proof, the comparable teaching and evidence of Christianity, then conclusions deemed reasonable to an objective observer.
Although this volume covers many points familiar to those who have studied Islam, or Islam vs Christianity, it also contains some specifics not usually found in mid-length (300 pages) works on this subject. Examples include these assertions:
- The status of the Quran in Islam is more similar to the status of Jesus than to that of the Bible in Christianity.
- The doctrine of tawhid (oneness of Allah) is not found in the Quran, but was developed over centuries. Divergent opinions regarding this key doctrine were suppressed during an Islamic period of inquisition, but still persist today.
- The canonical Quran was defined long after Muhammad’s death and without universal agreement, including still existent debate regarding its correct content and its eternality.
This book is recommended for those interested in comparative religions, particularly Islam vs Christianity. However, as the author states “I often come across two kinds of people: Christians who enjoy criticizing Islam, and Muslims who want to argue but do not want to learn. I am not writing this book for either of them.” Written by a former Muslim out of love for those who follow Islam, this book will prove most valuable to those who are open to or seeking a well-reasoned examination of the key issues that confront both faiths.
Question 1 : What are the differences between Islam and Christianity? He subdivides them into 5 perspectives:
(1) 2 different solutions – Sharia vs Gospel
(2) 2 different Gods – Tawhid(Monad) vs the Trinity
(3) 2 different founders – Muhammad vs Jesus
(4) 2 different scriptures – Quran vs Bible
(5) 2 different holy wars – Jihad vs the Crusades
As someone who had been a follower of Yahweh (the word he uses for the Christian God) for only 22 yrs of my 60 yr life, I was most struck by the loving, relational qualities of my God that Nabeel describes. There is an example under each subdivision but one core comparison: For Muslims the expression of Allah in the physical world is the Quran and for Christians the expression of Yahweh in the physical world is Jesus. Through reading this section I grew to feel the love of Yahweh more than I ever have and to love Him back more, too.
Question 2 : Can we know whether Islam or Christianity is true?
Christianity and Islam both make claims about the past that can be tested against the records of history. Nabeel determined that to believe Christianity to be true one would have to prove that Jesus died on the cross, He rose from the dead and He claimed to be God. After examining these ideas, he moves to what would be needed to believe Islam to be true : is Muhammad a prophet of God and is the Quran the Word of God.
His key closing thoughts to me were : After carefully considering the “common arguments (for the inspiration of the Quran), I saw that far from being so strong that they can vindicate the faith, they actually need to be vindicated by faith”. “But if there was one thing that Islam had taught me, it was that I must submit to God and not to man. That meant following the truth, no matter where it led.”
At first I thought much of the book was going to repeated from the last, and portions definitely overlap, but overall Nabeel goes into the subject matters on a deeper level. I can state that I learned much more about the Islamic Faith than I ever knew before.
This is not an extensive read on Islam, but neither is it a short read. From start to finish on my kindle it was about 7-8 hours of reading, but they were well worth it.
Nabeel is good writer and keep your attention pretty well. I highly recommend you pick up this book.
We will miss you Nabeel, but we thank you for hard work while you were here and we look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day.
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His other book 'Seeking Allah, finding Jesus' is more moving and a heart wrenching read that also helps one understand the differences and what changed his thinking.
Written sensitively and passionately without polemic - this is a good read even if you are not that interested in the differences as his life story is poured into it.
I found it easy to read and I don't you need to read it from back to back (tho I did). Each chapter is explained and answered individually which makes it easy to hold on the information.
This is probably one the best books to read about the differences between Christianity and Islam
The book is full of notes where the reader can go further For further checks