Fools Paradise -Muslim Martyrs & 72 Virgins?

 

Suicide is Forbidden

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Although suicide is forbidden in Islam  the madmen of Islamic State and their deluded followers choose to ignore this founding concept of Islam  and they are masters at twisting and distorting the teachings of The Prophet Muhammad , to align with their own sick , twisted medieval interpretation of the Islamic Faith .

Most of the suicide bombers are lost souls , disillusioned with life and eager to embrace the utopia of  an everlasting   ” Paradise ” and are mere pawns to the puppet masters who control Islamic State and other extremist Islamic groups.

But at least  they have their 72 blue eyed virgins waiting for them in paradise – Don’t they?

Not that I have any sympathy with them , if they choose to blow themselves to bits – that’s fine by me , but when they kill innocent people in the process That’s  NOT at all right with me and their very existence sickenings me.

See Jahadi Jake

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Captured Islamic State suicide bomber: ‘I’m so sorry’

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The-Holy-Quran-Stock-Photo resized.jpgVerses in the Holy Quran Prohibiting Killing of Oneself or Others

Allah, praise to Him, strongly prohibited the killing of oneself (suicide), or anybody else, or children for fear of poverty, as stated in verses 6: 151, 17: 33, 2: 195, and 4: 29 because the killing of one innocent soul is for God equal to the crime of killing all people, as stated in 5: 32.

 

Shahid

Shahid and Shaheed (Arabic: شهيدšahīd, plural: شُهَدَاء šuhadāʾ ) originates from the Quranic Arabic word meaning “witness” and is also used to denote a “martyr“. It is used as a honorific for Muslims who have died fulfilling a religious commandment, especially those who die wielding jihad, or historically in the military expansion of Islam. The act of martyrdom is istishhad.

The word shahid in Arabic means “witness”. Its development closely parallels that of Greek martys (Greek: μάρτυς – “witness”, in theNew Testament also “martyr”), the origin of the term martyr. Shahid occurs frequently in the Quran in the generic sense “witness”, but only once in the sense “martyr; one who dies deliberately for his faith”; this latter sense acquires wider use in the hadiths.

 Martyrdom in  Islam

The painting by commemorating the martyrdom of Shia Imam Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala, 680 AD

In Arabic, a martyr is termed Shahid. Shahid appears in the Quran in a variety of contexts, including witnessing to righteousness, witnessing a financial transaction and being killed, even in an accident as long as it doesn’t happen with the intention to commit a sin, when they are believed to remain alive making them witnesses over worldly events without taking part in them anymore (Quran 3:140).

The word also appears with these various meanings in the hadith, the sayings of Muhammad.

The Greek origin of the word also means ‘witness.’

Islam views a martyr as a man or woman who dies while conducting jihad, whether on or off the battlefield (see greater jihad and lesser jihad).  Opinions in the Muslim world vary widely on whether suicide bombers can count as martyrs. Very few Muslims believe that suicide bombing can be justified.

However, in a 2014 Pew Research Center survey conducted in 14 different regions (most of them in or around the Middle East) roughly 1 in 5 (20.71%) of all the Muslims surveyed answered “often” or “sometimes” to the question of if suicide bombings could be justified against civilians targets in order to defend Islam from its enemies.

Where’s my 72 virgins ?

72-houris virgins

 

Sensual Paradise

72 Blue eyed, white skinned virgins

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Do Islamic Terrorists really get 72 Virgins?

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In Islam, the concept of 72 virgins (houri) refers to an aspect of Jannah (Paradise). This concept is grounded in Qur’anic text which describe a sensual Paradise where believing men are rewarded by being wed  to virgins with “full grown”, “swelling” or “pears-shaped” breasts.  Conversly, women will be provided with only one man, and they “will be satisfied with him”

Contemporary mainstream Islamic scholars, for example; Gibril Haddad, have commented on the erotic nature of the Qur’anic Paradise, by saying some men may need ghusl (ablution required after sexual discharge) just for hearing certain verses.

Orthodox Muslim theologians such as al-Ghazali (died 1111 CE) and al-Ash’ari (died 935 CE) have all discussed the sensual pleasures found in Paradise, relating hadith that describe Paradise as a slave market where there will be “no buy and sale, but… If any man will wish to have sexual intercourse with a woman, he will do at once.”

It is quoted by Ibn Kathir, in his Qur’anic Commentary, the Tafsir ibn Kathir, and they are graphically described by Qur’anic commentator and polymath, al-Suyuti (died 1505), who, echoing a hasan hadith from Ibn Majah, wrote that the perpetual virgins will all “have appetizing vaginas”, and that the “penis of the Elected never softens. The erection is eternal“.

The sensual pleasures between believers and houri in Paradise are also confirmed by the two Sahih collections of hadith, namely Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, where we read that they will be virgins who are so beautiful, pure and transparent that “the marrow of the bones of their legs will be seen through the bones and the flesh”, and that “the believers will visit and enjoy them”.

Descriptions

There are several descriptions related to houri that are found in various Islamic references. Some include:

What will my Virgins Look Like? 

Voluptuous/full-breasted

Chaste

With large, round breasts which are not inclined to hang

White skinned

Appetizing vaginas

Modest gaze

libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis.’

I could go on but i’m sure you’ve got the message

Physical Attributes:

  • Wide and beautiful/lovely eyes
  • Like pearls
  • Hairless except the eye brows and the head

In addition to Quranic translations of 78:33 specifying the virgins will be voluptuous , Sahih International translates it asfull-breasted [companions] of equal age”. Tafsir al-Jalalayn says “and buxommaidens (kawā‘ib is the plural of kā‘ib) of equal age (atrāb is the plural of tirb)”. Several Islamic scholars explain that they will have large, round breasts which are not inclined to hang”.

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Beautiful

White skinned

60 cubits [27.5 meters] tall

7 cubits [3.2 meters] in width

Transparent to the marrow of their bones

Eternally young

Companions of equal age

Sexual Attributes:

Untouched / with hymen unbroken by sexual intercourse

Virgins

Voluptuous/full-breasted

With large, round breasts which are not inclined to hang

Appetizing vaginas

Personality Attributes:

Chaste

Restraining their glances

Modest gaze

Other Attributes:

Splendid

Pure

Non-menstruating / non-urinating/ non-defecating and childfree

Never dissatisfied

Will sing praise

Authenticity

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Whilst there are numerous sources, including the Qur’an, which tell us believing males will be rewarded with virgins, many who are concerned about the authenticity of the 72 virgins concept are under the misconception that there is only one weak (da`if) reference to the exact number of houri given to them. These narrations are in fact found in many hadith collections with varying levels of authenticity, ranging from hasan (good) to sahih (authentic).

For example, in the Sunan Ibn Majah, one of the six major Hadith collections,  it states in a hasan (good  narration that every male admitted into Paradise will be given eternal erections and wed to 72 wives, all with libidinous sex organs. Similarly in another hadith with multiple narrators that has been graded hasan (good), it states that the martyr (shahid) will be married to seventy-two of al-hoor al-‘iyn.

In the Sunan al-Tirmidhi, another of the six major Hadith collections, it states that the smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode with seventy-two houri. Note that this is not a “weak Hadith that has no Sanad (chain of narrators)”, as some have claimed. It has been graded hasan sahih gharib, meaning this hadith is hasan since it has several chains of transmitters, it is sahih as the chains are all authentic and it is gharib in the words that Imam Tirmidhi narrated.

Also reported in Sunan al-Kubra and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and declared sahih (authentic) by Ibn Abi Shayba, Ibn Hibban, and al-Hakim is the hadith that states the servant in Paradise will be married with seventy wives and that they’ll be given the sexual strength for a hundred.

Orthodox Muslim theologians have related further hadith that give us the exact number of 72, such as al-Ghazali who wrote, “[The Prophet said] the lowest rank of an inmate of Paradise will have eighty thousand servants and seventy two wives.”

Virgins or Raisins?

This false myth of “white raisins” originated from Christoph Luxenberg, a modern author writing under a pseudonym.His anti-Islamic claim, which has been accused of having a “Christian apologetic agenda”, is that the Qur’an was drawn from Christian Syro-Aramaic texts in the early 8th century, in order to evangelize the Arabs,  and that the Aramaic word ‘hur’ (white raisin) had been mistranslated by later Arab commentators into the Arabic word ‘houri’ (virgin).

The Qur’an describes the physical characteristics of the houri in many places, and a reading of relevant verses show that Luxenberg’s theory regarding heavenly white raisins is in error.

Raisins, which are dried grapes, cannot have large eyes, big breasts, cannot restrain their glances, cannot be described as chaste, or have any of the characteristics listed above. The Qur’an further states that men will be wed to these houri. Men cannot be married to raisins or white grapes.

Additionally, for someone to accept this “72 raisins” theory, they would also have to accept that the Qur’an was not written by Allah or revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in Arabic during the 7th century, but was in fact written by Christian evangelists in Syro-Aramaic during the 8th century.

Terrorism

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Suicide is clearly forbidden in Islam, but the permissibility of martyrdom operations (Istishhad) is an altogether different topic, with scholars being split on the issue.

Notable scholars and apologists such as Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the world’s most quoted independent Islamic jurist, and Dr. Zakir Naik, known for his advocacy of “Qur’anic science“, have justified the use of suicide bombing in Islam. Opinion polls have further shown that an extremely large number of Muslims from around the world support the practice.

The Qur’an states that all Muslim males, not only martyrs, will be rewarded with virgins. However, the Qur’an does also mention that those who fight in the way of Allah (jihad) and get killed will be given a “great reward”, and there are also hasan (good) hadith which refer to 72 virgins as one of the “seven blessings from Allah” to the martyr. This has lead to the 72 virgins concept being widely used as a way to entice other Muslims into carrying out “martyrdom operations” for Islam.

This is witnessed in Palestine, where the actions of a mother who sends her son to die as a martyr is sometimes seen as “marrying him off”,  and where the concept is used in Friday sermons and music videos, both airing on official television. It has even been used in the United Kingdom, where, in one event, Muslim teens were told to train with Kalashnikov rifles with the promise that the would receive 72 virgins in paradise if they died as religious martyrs.

Contrary to what the Qur’an, hadith, scholars and Muslims themselves say, a western author named Margaret Nydell in a book that “promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners”, states that mainstream Muslims regard the belief of 72 virgins in the same way that mainstream Christians regard the belief that after death they will be issued with wings and a harp, and walk on clouds.

The Bible (and more specifically Jesus in the four Gospels) does not discuss the issue of wings and a harp being provided for Christians upon their arrival in Heaven. However, both the Qur’an and Muhammad in the hadith literature do discuss the issue of virgins being provided for Muslim men upon their arrival in Paradise. So the claim made by Margaret Nydell, equating the belief in receiving heavenly virgins to that of believing in receiving heavenly wings and harps, is inaccurate and misleading.

Conclusion

The Qur’anic Paradise is sensual in nature, promising Muslim men voluptuous virgins but does not specify their exact number. This cannot possibly be a mistranslation because raisins do not have large eyes  or cannot be wed to men.

Qur’anic text

The hadith literature compliment the Qur’anic text by specifying the exact number of virgins as 72 and providing us with detailed descriptions of their characteristics. These narrations are not weak but vary in strength from good to authentic.

We are also given details on the physical attributes given to men to sustain 72 virgins, namely, ever-erect penises that never soften and the sexual strength to satisfy 100.

Although it does say they will receive a “great reward”,and there are also hasan hadith which refer to 72 virgins as one of the “seven blessings from Allah” to the martyr, the Qur’an does not specify these virgins are a reward for jihadists/martyrs, but rather for any Muslim male who gains admittance to Paradise.

Selected Quotations

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Lo! We have created them a (new) creation, And made them virgins, Lovers, friends, For those on the right hand;

Qur’an 56:35-38

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Abu Umama narrated: “The Messenger of God said, ‘Everyone that God admits into paradise will be married to 72 wives; two of them are houris and seventy of his inheritance of the [female] dwellers of hell. All of them will have libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis.

Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd (Book of Abstinence) 39

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It was mentioned by Daraj Ibn Abi Hatim, that Abu al-Haytham ‘Adullah Ibn Wahb narrated from Abu Sa’id al-Khudhri, who heard the Prophet Muhammad PBUH saying, ‘The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and seventy-two houri, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine and ruby, as wide as the distance from al-Jabiyyah to San’a

Al-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Ch. 21, No. 2687

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Each time we sleep with a Houri we find her virgin. Besides, the penis of the Elected never softens. The erection is eternal; the sensation that you feel each time you make love is utterly delicious and out of this world and were you to experience it in this world you would faint. Each chosen one [i.e. Muslim] will marry seventy [sic] houris, besides the women he married on earth, and all will have appetizing vaginas.

Al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Qur’an, p. 351

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nas said, Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: “The servant in Paradise shall be married with seventy wives.” Someone said, “Messenger of Allah, can he bear it?” He said: “He will be given strength for a hundred.” From Zayd ibn Arqam, Allah be well-pleased with him, when an incredulous Jew or Christian asked the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, “Are you claiming that a man will eat and drink in Paradise??” He replied: “Yes, by the One in Whose hand is my soul, and each of them will be given the strength of a hundred men in his eating, drinking, coitus, and pleasure.”

Sifat al-Janna, al-`Uqayli in the Du`afa’, and Musnad of Abu Bakr al-Bazzar

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This [Qur’an 78:33] means round breasts. They meant by this that the breasts of these girls will be fully rounded and not sagging, because they will be virgins, equal in age.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Abridged, Volume 10 Surat At-Tagabun to the end of the Qur’an, 333-334

Responses to Apologetics
  1. “The Qur’an doesn’t talk about 72 virgins, only the hadiths”
    Even though the Qur’an does not mention the number of virgins, it does say in verse 56:36[27] that Muslim men will be awarded with virgins in Paradise. The Qur’an describes their physical attributes, for example they will have large eyes (56:22) and big breasts (78:33)[20] and so on. The actual number of houri is thus a minor issue and 72 is the number of those houris confirmed in multiple hadith. The hadiths are a crucial part of Islam and certain Muslims ignore them because sometimes they contain uncomfortable details about Islam. There are many hadiths and Qur’anic verses which talk about various issues of a sexual nature. According to Sahih Bukhari1:5:268 which belongs to the most authentic collection of hadiths, Muhammad himself was given the sexual strength of 30 men and so on.
  2. “The 72 virgins hadith has been classified as Da’if (weak) or Maudu (fabricated)”
    This is not true. The hadith from Sunan al-Tirmidhi has been graded hasan sahih gharib (a “fair, sound, single-chained hadith”).[9] Additionally there is not only one “72 virgins” hadith. We have quoted narrations here that have been graded both hasan (good) and sahih (authentic), and there are many others.
  3. “Obviously this hadith has been made up, is unreliable and/or is a lie”
    See answers to #1 and 2 above.
  4. “The Qur’an doesn’t talk about the number of virgins being seventy two”
    See answer to #1 above.
  5. “It is talking about (white) raisins, not virgins”
    This is a myth originating from Christoph Luxenberg, a recent author with a pseudonym who has no known qualifications or authority on Islamic issues, and has been shown to be in error for various reasons.
  6. “Islam prohibits suicide”
    Yes, hadith do exist that prohibit suicide (Suicide bombing however is a separate issue) but this has nothing to do with the fact that Islam promises women in Paradise as a reward for the “righteous” (i.e. Muslims).
  7. “If the seventy two virgins thing was something big in Islam it would be talked about more frequently.”
    Women in Islamic heaven as a reward are talked about frequently in the Qur’an as evidenced by the various places in the Qur’an where their characteristics are talked about. Also if the Qur’an talks about a certain issue only once, it cannot be taken lightly in any way as every word and sentence in the Qur’an is important and holy to Muslims.
  8. “The houri are for both men and women”
    The Qur’an explicitly talks about female virgins with large eyes as rewards for men. On the contrary there is not a single “women will get guys as a reward” verse. Some gender neutral verses do exist but they talk about general rewards only (such as “companionship” etc). Also, according to Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen, who was a leading cleric and a member of the Senior Clerics Association, “This number is only for men. A woman will have only one husband in Paradise, and she will be satisfied with him and will not need any more than that.”[4]
  9. “The houri are only servants and not for sexual purposes”
    If that was true, Qur’an 56:36[27] wouldn’t say they are virgins and it wouldn’t mention they have big breasts. In addition, while the Qur’an does not explicitly say they’re for sexual purposes, other Islamic sources mention that. One hadith says “The believer will be given such and such strength in Paradise for sexual intercourse”. Other sources state that “the penis of the Elected never softens” and that men in heaven will have the sexual strength of 100 men.[58][59]

Well whatever your view or religion I strongly believe in Karma and Karma always collects its debts and if theres any justice in fate then these Islamic Terrorists and thier deluded followers will burn in the enternall flames of hell and  suffer till the end of times itself.

 

Amen.


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