Nabeel Qureshi is an unlikely Christian. Besides growing to adulthood as a devout Muslim, you could say he was a Muslim of Muslims, having descended from one of Muhammad's chief Sunni successors.
Yet while a devout Muslim he found Jesus, and he tells the fascinating story in his new book Seeking Allah Finding Jesus. Qureshi’s story of finding Jesus serves as a powerful guide for Christians, to help them better understand Islam and the people of that faith.
On this Good Friday, in anticipation of Resurrection Sunday, I want to share an important section that calls out the crux of the matter for Muslims and Christians alike: The cross and resurrection.
Qureshi shares two compelling ideas: first, the cross is "a litmus test between Islam and Christianity," (146) and secondly, "the only thing Christianity has over Islam is the resurrection." (167)