Nabeel Qureshi Debates Muslim Apologist Shabir Ally

Posted by Nabeel Qureshi on April 8, 2015
Topic: Blog

Topic: DebatesTopic: IslamTopic: Jesus ChristTopic: Questions and AnswersTopic: World ReligionsTopic: Worldview

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What is God Really Like: Tawhid or Trinity?

Imam Dr. Shabir Ally and Christian Dr. Nabeel Qureshi (a former Muslim) will debate the question, “What Is God Really Like: Tawhid or Trinity?” April 8, 2015 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EDT).

Qureshi is a former Muslim who converted to Christianity through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. He and Ally will debate on whether Christianity is correct in its revelation of the Trinity, the triune nature of God, or if Islam is correct in the Tawhid’s proclamation of the oneness of God. There will also be a 30-45 minute Q&A session following the debate.

“I’m honored to debate Dr. Shabir Ally,” Qureshi says. “The last time I saw him was in 2004 when I was still a Muslim. I was watching him debate and was hoping he’d win.”

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A member of the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) speaking team, Qureshi holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics, and an MA from Duke University in religion. He is currently pursuing a PhD in New Testament studies at Oxford University.

“My goal is to dispel false beliefs about the Trinity and to replace them with truth,” Qureshi says. “I’d like to explain the Trinity more deeply, clarify when things are incorrect, and ultimately make people fall more in love with God.”

Ally has a doctoral degree in Quranic interpretation from the University of Toronto, a B.A. in religious studies with a specialization in Biblical literature from Laurentian University, and is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues.

Refreshments and opportunities for prayer will be available during the intermission. Tickets are free and available at the door the day of the event at a first come, first serve basis. There is no prior registration available. Wayne State University Students with OneCards or those with VIP seating can enter the event starting at 5:45 p.m.

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