Muslim men who die as martyrs fighting in battle or other deaths are promised 72 or sometimes 73 beautiful, black-eyed perpetual virgins as wives in heaven. This short page is simply a brief description of what the hadiths say about these heavenly virgins, called "houris". In them will be fair Maidens , good, beautiful; Maidens restrained as to their glances , in goodly pavilions;
The Islamic Paradise
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The houris are mentioned in several passages of the Quran , always in plural form. No specific number is ever given in the Quran for the number of houris accompanying each believer. In the tafsirs and commentaries on the Quran, Houris are described as:. Several translators—like Arberry , Palmer , Rodwell and Sale —have translated the noun ka'ib in Quran as "with swelling breasts". However, M.
Killing and Dying for the ‘Houris’: Islam’s Heavenly Whores
To Muslims the Koran is the very word of God, who spoke through the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad: "This book is not to be doubted," the Koran declares unequivocally at its beginning. Scholars and writers in Islamic countries who have ignored that warning have sometimes found themselves the target of death threats and violence, sending a chill through universities around the world. Yet despite the fear, a handful of experts have been quietly investigating the origins of the Koran, offering radically new theories about the text's meaning and the rise of Islam.
Palestinian Media Watch reports :. One of the canonical hadiths statements attributed to Muhammad that mainstream Sunni Islam acknowledges as true which all jihadi organizations regularly invoke depicts Muhammad saying:. The martyr [ shahid , one who dies fighting for Islam] is special to Allah. He is forgiven from the first drop of blood [that he sheds]. He sees his throne in paradise.