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Book Review: Answering Jihad by Nabeel Qureshi

by PastorMinton on July 25th, 2016

ANSWERING JIHAD: A Better Way Forward
by Nabeel Qureshi
Zondervan Publishing, 2016. 165 pages.

Qureshi is a former Muslim who came to faith in Christ after he began to search Islam’s origin. As he saw the undeniable truth of Islam’s violent basis, he came to faith in Christ. He now writes and speaks about Christian-Islam issues.

He writes this book with the primary purpose for bringing understanding of Islam to the Christian mind. He focuses his work on the primary sources of the Qur’an, hadith and Islamic history. The book takes the form of answering eighteen FAQs from his blog and personal appearances. These questions include:

  1. What Is Islam?
  2. Is Islam a “Religion of Peace”?
  3. What Is Jihad?
  4. What Is Sharia?
  5. What Is Radical Islam?
  6. Does Islam Need a Reformation?
  7. Who Are Al-Qaida, ISIS and Boko Haram?
  8. Who Are the True Muslims–Violent or Peaceful Muslims?
  9. Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
  10. How Does Jihad Compare with the Crusades?
  11. What Does Jesus Have to Do with Jihad?

Among the answers to these questions are some thought-provoking insights into Islam. Qureshi has found a way that tries to incorporate Jesus’ teachings on violence in the Sermon on the Mount into our interactions with our Muslim neighbors.

For those who want a quick yet detailed picture of the issues surrounding Muslims in America, this is a wonderful book to pick up.

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