Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.
San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that in...more
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“Answering Jihad” addresses a potentially volatile topic with understanding and a surprising degree of o ...more
As a former-Muslim turned Christian, Qureshi has a keen understanding of both faiths. He does a fantastic job of summarizing Islam and explaining how there can co-exist the radical jihadists with those claiming Islam is peaceful. In the second half, some of his Christian exegesis does not align with my own understandings, but that's not key.
His conclusion ...more
Narrator: Nabeel Qureshi
I can't express how glad I am to have listened to this. I know a few things about Islam, living in a country that's surrounded by Muslim neighbors and now, thanks to Qureshi's book, I now understand the why of radical Islam and Jihad. Before discovering Qureshi, my conclusion from the books I'd read (written by ex-Muslims) was that Islam is NOT a religion of peace. There are many good, peaceful Muslims living normal lives like the averag ...more
I loved the background information on Islam in general, as I think many people lack a basic understanding of how Islam functions.
"To answer whether Islam truly is a religion of peace, we must consider what Islam teaches, no ...more
Qureshi believes that forewarned is forearmed; his investigation of primary sources reveals truths that the average Ameri ...more
In this book Nabeel Qureshi, a convert from Islam to Christianity, details his own realization, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11 that Islam at its foundations was not the "religion of peac ...more
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was prompted to write this book after the San Bernardino shooting which followed closely on the heels of the Paris attack. Yet despite this, he strives and I believe succeeds, in being unbiased and not giving in to polemics. Each of the 18 questions is considered from various view points and well supported with canonical text references and history.
A few w ...more
For such a crucial topic as this, Dr. Qureshi achieves both of these.
As I read through these pages I was challenged and confronted in my personal thoughts towards Islam. Some thoughts remained the same while others have changed. Dr. Qureshi does a wonderful job of using the historical fundamental nature of Islam and jihad, bringing it to the forefront for the novice to grasp. ...more
Best part was the history of the language of Islam itself.
Apparently, the word Islam means "peace after surrender," which is fascinating in light of Jihad principles.
Also, "allahu akbhar" is literally translated, "our God is greater," which is chuckle worth.
All together decent, but nothing life changing.
This is the second book that I have read by Quereshi. Since Quereshi is a former Muslim, he provides a helpful and honest perspective on his former faith. While this book should not be seen as the only perspective on jihad, it is based on both the Quran and the Haddith and should, therefore, be taken seriously when considering the question of how Christians should view the Islamic concept of jihad.
Nabeel Qureshi writes in a compassionate and insightful manner. He provides a good history of jihad within a question and answer format. The chapters are brief and easy to follow for anyone who wants to gain a basic knowledge of jihad within the history of Islam. I recommend it highly.
Although not a perfect book, this is a very timely book from a former Muslim that seeks to find a course of action regarding contemporary radical Islam that is both loving and true. Despite the book’s flaws, most notably because of its misrepresentation of the biblical God as being Trinitarian , the book does manage to be both honest about Islam as well as loving towards Muslims ...more
"In my experience as an American Muslim, there was absolutely no emphasis placed on violence....But my experience of Islam is not the only one...For other Muslims, violence is a part of the expression of Islam..."
"What is Islam?"
September 11, 2001.
Words can't express the horror and terror experienced on that day. What happened in New York was devastating in so many ways. It was equally devastating to the communities of American Muslims, including Nabeel Qureshi. He remembers that day vividly, li ...more
In this book, Dr Qureshi systematically answers questions that have been raise by a great many rega ...more
These questions are best answered by the author himself, a man I have come to love simply from reading his story and from hearing him speak. He states in his conclusion of this book, "Even though Muslims are often raised with the teaching that 'Islam is a religion of peace', when they study the tex ...more
This book answered all my questions regarding Jihad and filled in some blanks in my understanding of Islam. I particularly appreciated the author's use of original Islamic sources throughout. The book isn't polemic, shrill, or imbalanced in any way and he treats the subject honestly and with respect.
I won't spoil the surprise of what his solution to the problem of Jihad is except to say that it is thoroughly biblical and so simple that if you're like me y ...more
I requested this book via NetGalley as I've heard of Nabeel Qureshi and was interested in the input of a former Muslim who has become a Christian, into this area.
Answering Jihad is, for the most part, not overtly Christian, and it appears that the author is at pains to try not to put too Christian a slant on his arguments. This changes somewhat at the end when he addresses questions such as, 'do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?', 'wha ...more
Dr. Qureshi lectured to students at over 100 universities, including Oxford, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Hong Kong. He participated in 18 ...more