Muslim-turned-Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, who is in the midst of a harrowing cancer battle, recently posted two heartbreaking video updates and is imploring his fans and supporters to pray for him.
“The doctors have pretty much given up on treating me. They think my body is in its final stages of life,” he said in the first clip. “So, they have suggested palliative care and that’s what we are doing.”
Qureshi, who delivered the tragic news while sitting in a hospital bed, said that the situation is “looking pretty grim,” though he hasn’t given up hope that God could perform a miracle.
“I could really use your prayers,” he said. “If we want the Lord to come through and do a miracle, it needs to happen in the next few days.”
Watch Qureshi’s update below:
Qureshi also shared some of his internal struggles as he faces continued uncertainty, particularly when it comes to his faith.
“If there is something that I am kind of wrestling with through all this — it’s, where does my faith need to be verses I, as a believer, and a real person, where can I actually find my faith? In other words, do I need to perform? Do I need to say I am going to have this level of faith right now?” Qureshi said. “Honestly, I don’t think so. I think God understands where I am right now and he comes along side us in that and he loves us and he gives us his strength.”
In a separate video, Qureshi discussed his legacy and the “truth about Islam and Christianity.” As a former Muslim who discovered the Christian faith, he said he believes wholeheartedly that “it’s very important that we discuss matters of truth.”
But he also wanted to clarify the aim of his ministry.
“I have noticed at times that people will take the information that I share and use it to undercut one another. That has not been my intent,” Qureshi said. “My whole point in teaching is for love to reign. So, as you consider my ministry, I hope it leaves a legacy of love, of peace, of truth, of caring for one another. That is my hope and my purpose behind this.”
He apologized if he has said anything over the years that doesn’t make his intended legacy clear:
Qureshi was diagnosed with stomach cancer in August 2016.
(H/T: Christian Post)