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Nabeel Qureshi's Mentor Shares First and Last Lessons He Taught Him After Cancer Diagnosis

Ravi Zacharias Defends Importance of Family Unit in Tribute

Nabeel Qureshi's Mentor Shares First and Last Lessons He Taught Him After Cancer Diagnosis

Ravi Zacharias speaks at Nabeel Qureshi's funeral in at Houston's First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, on September 21, 2017. | (Photo: Screengrab/Facebook/Houston's First Baptist Church)

Zacharias, who gave the keynote eulogy, said that Qureshi, the author of "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus," was a very abnormal person and had the "grace to recognize that he was blind."

"Nabeel is now seeing this world through the eyes of God. For the first time, the picture is being completely explained to him," Zacharias assured. "The blindness is gone. He was abnormally born, but the was a man of conviction because of that. ... [H]e was abnormally torn."

Zacharias also explained Qureshi's "biggest heartache."

"His biggest heartache was the pain [his Muslim] family was going to feel at his commitment to Christ. He wept, he sobbed and cried across the table from me. He talked to me about it so much," Zacharias added. "I remember when I came to know Christ what a struggle it was but nowhere near his. ... His passion was tearing apart on the inside — the love of his Heavenly Father and his commitment to his earthly father and mother and family."

"We all need the family. The world is attacking the family. The world is shattering the family. The world is alienating the family. Nabeel felt the love for his family so deeply," Zacharias continued. "He was a man torn and wounded, but he understood ... [that] 'What I am paying is nothing compared to what Jesus paid for me.'"

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