Nasir Siddiki prayed to Allah on his deathbed, but became a Christian after Jesus answered his prayer and healed him
Burning up with a fever of 107.6, Nasir Siddiki was close to death. His immune system had shut down. He was in agonizing pain and terrified.
Even if he did survive, doctors expected him to suffer brain damage. The prominent Muslim businessman had been diagnosed with an incurable case of shingles, which one doctor called the worst he had ever seen.
As a Muslim, Siddiki said he did not know about a loving God who heals. All he knew was Allah, whom he described as “a distant God offear.” One night, paralyzed by fear, Siddiki said that he “called out the word ‘God,’ fully expecting that it would be Allah.”
“Like a drowning man…with nowhere else to turn, I cried out, ‘God help me!'” he said.
His answer, however, came from Jesus, not Allah, he told Charisma.
“When His presence entered the room I was fully aware of who He was. The next thing I knew I was awake, and the blisters went into remission. There was no explanation because they had left me to die the night before. It is still unexplained on the case. But I know His name is Jesus.”
Being Muslim, Siddiki believed in Jesus as a prophet but not as the Son of God. When he left the hospital, he knew he had to find out whether Jesus was the Son of God or just a prophet as he had been taught all his life.
Arriving home and turning on the television, Siddiki found his answer.
“The same question was on my screen, ‘Is Jesus the Son of God?’ At the end of the program, they had answered every question, and I accepted Jesus,” he said.
Siddiki bought a Bible and read it from cover to cover. He quickly realized that Jesus is a God of restoration and healing.
“I asked Him to make me look normal again and not 75 years old or deformed,” Siddiki said. “I stood under the shower praying for 1-1/2 hours, and every single blister fell off. The skin was red like raw meat, and I prayed I would have no white blotches. There are none, and everything is normal, and I have no brain damage. Jesus the Healer is alive and well!”
After the miraculous healing from shingles in 1987, the then-successful businessman converted to Christianity, and today he is a full-time teacher in the body of Christ. From his headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., he broadcasts on TV and radio, teaching what he calls “principles of wisdom” on topics such as financial success, healing and how Christians can have their money work for them. His overseas crusades have resulted in thousands of conversions.
Healing continues to be a byproduct of Siddiki’s ministry. Tom Sweeney, a Michigan businessman, said before meeting Siddiki he suffered back pain, damaged discs in his back and a number of other ailments.
Sweeney went to see Siddiki, who told him he “couldn’t heal a fly” but that Jesus could, if Sweeney believed. “Within one month I no longer wore the brace, took no more pain pills, and I was playing basketball!”
Ted Mole, a Tulsa businessman, said he has been blessed financially through Siddiki’s teachings on biblical stewardship, increasing net profits above an initial management challenge of 15 percent to an amazing 1,800 percent.
Siddiki was born in Pakistan to an Indian mother and an Egyptian father who traced his ancestry to a close friend of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Siddiki was raised in London and went to Toronto at age 19.
In addition to teaching believers the principles of financial success, Siddiki has a message for Muslims: “I would like to tell [them] that Jesus is a God of love and that if we will accept Him He will take care of us and give us eternal life.”