Nabeel Qureshi’s Defeat with Cancer and the Power of Faith

A few years ago, I loosely followed Nabeel Qureshi’s battle with an aggressive form of stomach cancer. Despite his strong faith during treatment, he died in 2017.

If you’re unfamiliar with who he is, Nabeel was a former Muslim that became a Christian apologist with the renowned Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) which is dedicated to Christian apologetics.

When I was a Protestant, I loved listening to RZIM. Especially, hearing his scriptural rebuttals against Islam.

He was a faithful Muslim, but after he investigated the truth claims of Christianity, he converted. He wrote about his experience in the New York Times bestseller Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.

During his treatment, he occasionally updated his followers online through a series of vlogs. From what I understand on Christian Post, where I normally read about his vlogs, cancer he had given him a 1 percent chance of survival.

You might be thinking to yourself, “Wow, what a small probability ” but on the contrary, Nabeel was quite optimistic about God performing a miracle. He has stated:

“No, I haven’t given up hope. I really, truly, honestly do believe that I will be healed, against all medical odds, all medical statistics”

Nabeel gave an amazing witness for trusting in God when we undergo hope seems lost!

Though he lost the fight against cancer, his legacy as an apologist has left a mark on Christendom.

When I examine Nabeel’s trials, I’m reminded that for God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). With faith and poor spirit, we can rely on the richness of God.

Even though we may go through insurmountable obstacles, God is right there with us being a faithful heavenly Father. While we suffer, God can still work in our lives to continually extend His mercy.

With a little faith, all things are possible!

May we cling to God’s loving-kindness in our moments of dire despair.

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