Apologist and author Nabeel Qureshi died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 34. A Pakistani raised in the U.S. as a devout Muslim, he grew up studying Islamic apologetics. After he engaged a Christian in a faith discussion, the two became friends and examined the historical claims of Christianity and Islam. Qureshi shared his journey to faith in his first book, Seeking Allah,

Finding Jesus, a New York Times best-seller. It became the only book ever to win Christian Book Awards for both Best New Author and Best Nonfiction. On the day his third book, No God But One, released, Aug. 30, 2016, he announced his diagnosis of advanced stomach cancer. He also said he was concluding his traveling ministry and affiliation with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Zacharias saw Qureshi in May and wrote the following to him: READ MORE