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Answering Jihad

A Better Way Forward
Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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From New York Times best-selling 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 innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of jihad, but do the terrorists' actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West, seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is jihad? How are we to understand jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, best-selling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland.

©2016 Nabeel Quereshi (P)2016 Zondervan

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Great insight into a controversial subject

The author provided great balance between history and modern application. I learned several things that will help me to lovingly interact with a population that is expectedly diverse even though they may at first appear to be radically different--at times even dangerous. The author tactfully works through some key concerns.

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Great!

Great book from someone with first hand experience with Islam. The author deals with the topic in a very objective manner.

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Great explanations to many tough questions

The book written by Dr. Quereshi is very helpful for a Christian to understand the Islamic faith and the evil of Islamic terrorism. It's not filled with politically charged rhetoric but rather facts from a informed and educated former Muslim who understands being a Muslim, especially in the West. Give this book your time if you want to understand truth of Islam in conjunction with what we see in our world today with the problem radical Islam.

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Answers So Many Questions

Where does Answering Jihad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best non-fiction books I have read in years

What was one of the most memorable moments of Answering Jihad?

Understanding why Muslims believe Islam is a religion of peace and the radicals see their movement as a reformation back to Islam's roots.

Which character – as performed by Nabeel Quereshi – was your favorite?

Reader was terrific

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The challenge to be a friend to Muslims without compromising your own beliefs.

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Real Islam Revealed

In this book the author serves to present the real theology, history, and mission of Islam. Based on historical evidence, Islamic texts- of which are mostly available in Arabic but have been translated - the author gives light to events seen in today's headlines and past wars. A must read

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Brilliantly written - Compassionately delivered

What made the experience of listening to Answering Jihad the most enjoyable?

Dr. Quereshi is fast becoming one of my favorite new authors. His personal insight on the subject of Islam is unparalleled. The pain he lives through daily resulting from his choice to follow Christ is an example for all believers. I cannot recommend his works highly enough .

If you are a Christian, and you truly care about ALL people, then you must pray for and love muslim people. Dr. Quereshi offers a lens into the world of islam that will open your eyes to how to love a significant number of people who are devout, but not yet following Christ.

Have you listened to any of Nabeel Qureshi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoyed his first book more, but likely since it was more of his personal testimony on coming to Christ.

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Thought provoking

Quereshi presents clear and convincing arguments for why all of us must reevaluate the way we view and behave toward Muslims, and Islam as a whole. This is a much needed voice of love and reason in the volatile cultural climate we find ourselves in today.

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Dispelling Myths

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is open to hear an open and honest discussion on Islam, Muslims, Mohammed, Allah, Jesus, God, Christianity, Christians, etc. Answers questions that all of us have. Should be read by all, and I mean all. The point of the book is not to provide us an answer, but to ask the right questions, giving us truth so that we can make informed observations. In the end we should find the way to embrace peace by knowing the truth.

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A Better Way Forward

Nabeel Qureshi takes the reader on an honest journey to look at jihad from both the Muslim and Christian perspective. As a former Muslim, Nabeel speaks with knowledge and personal experience. As a converted Christian, he speaks as one covered by the blood of Christ. Combined in one man, this book shows Nabeel’s former passion for Islam and his current passion for Christianity.

Filled with love and compassion for his own people, Nabeel does not hold back on the brutal truths of Islam’s founding. And while doing that, he speaks to Christians as well, imploring them to see that there is a better way forward.

If you want to know the truth of Islam and jihad, this is the book for you. An honest look into the foundational teachings of Jesus and Muhammad, this book will show that there is a choice to be made. A well-written, emotional book that shows that there is hope.

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Mind blowing Educational

For those who seek to learn more or gain a better understanding about the differences between Christianity and Islam. Written with an overabundance of verifiable references.

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  • Anthony M
  • 01-22-17

Short concise and highly accessible.

One of the best short introductions to the foundational role of violent Jihad in Islam that I've found. Concise, comprehensive, nuanced and compassionate. Highly recommended.

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  • Reality Reviewer
  • 01-05-17

it's a stunning book read it

It demonstrates that the media and government haven't a clue about the core doctrines of islam

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  • Jeff
  • 12-23-16

Very informative and food for reflection

Well presented and heartfelt concern for the dichotomy faced by many Muslims regarding the out working of their faith in the current differing Islamic world climates.

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  • Robert Brown
  • 12-08-16

Exceptional teaching and full of information!

Unlike 'Seeking Allah, finding Jesus' this work is less a personal testimony and more an in-depth study of the origin and evolution of Islam. Another book I will read at least twice!

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  • Reluctant Shopper
  • 09-08-16

Does what is says on the tin

It is written in a fair, empathic way that is both informative and thought provoking.

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  • Valerie Jacob
  • 06-25-16

love it love it love it!

It leaves me with no choice than to be intentional in the expressions of my faith and prepare ardently for it, I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Melanie
  • 05-05-16

Praise be to God for this work

Nabeel explains with clarity the complicated subject. great to listen to. Really moving and thought provoking.

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  • cobby wallace
  • 08-19-19

Outstanding ad always with Nabeel

Altogether well researched and clear and distinct knowledge about the subject. Hoprgully Moslems wil have the grace yo reflect.

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  • minnie mouse
  • 07-24-19

very informative.

very insightful & clear information about jihad and Islam and how to interact with Moslems

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  • David Hunka
  • 02-21-18

Highly recommend!!

Excellent, concise and structured response to Jihad from a Christian perspective. Truly a must read when it comes to addressing Jihad.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-20-16

Sharp, honest, challenging and full of compassion

I've never heard such a precise, clear and thorough exposition on the concept of Jihad from a Christian perspective. Qureshi untangles every strand in the often confusing web of opinions on the matter, and takes us to the roots of each school of thought. His crystal clear logic is complemented by firm scriptural evidence that is well referenced. The call to respond to violent jihad with sacrificial love is undeniably true to the gospel and he gives us ample evidence from scripture to make the case for his proposed "better way forward".
Thank you Nabeel!