72 Virgins

Where do Islam’s 72 Virgins come from?

Where do the 72 Virgins come from?
Muslims are motivated to terrorism because the Koran, the Bible of Islam, tells them that fighting non-believers is a duty of every Muslim and the only way to be certain of going to heaven is to die fighting in the cause of allah.If they can make it to heaven, one of the rewards all Muslims are promised is 72 virgins. The number of virgins is not specified in Koran, it comes from a quotation of Muhammad recorded in one of the lesser known Hadith. (“Hadith” is an Arabic word meaning traditions. After Muhammad’s death, several collections of his deeds and sayings were assembled. These collections are called Hadith and form the second most authoritative document is Islam, right after the Koran.)According to this page, the specific Hadith in which the number of virgins is specified is Hadith Al-Tirmidhi in the Book of Sunah (volume IV, chapters on The Features of Paradise as described by the Messenger of Allah, chapter 21, About the Smallest Reward for the People of Paradise. The same hadith is also quoted by Ibn Kathir in his Koranic commentary (Tafsir) of Surah Al-Rahman:

“The Prophet Muhammad was heard saying: ‘The smallest reward for the people of paradise is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 wives, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from Al-Jabiyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana’a [Yemen].”

So it isn’t the case that only martyrs get the virgins, but the only way to get the virgins is to get to heaven, and Koran is quite specific that the only way to be certain of getting to heaven is to die in Jihad.

11 thoughts on “72 Virgins”

  1. Oh to be a fly on the wall up there,,,if there really is an “up there”, which I very much doubt. Maybe it is really “down there”?

  2. GF
    you know there is no “up there ” – stop pretending to be agnostic…
    are you agnostic about tooth fairies and flying spaghetti monsters as well ?

  3. Atheist
    You didn’t “get” my sarcasm,lol!

    Do you come to this ‘blog just to try and push my buttons?
    Flattery will get you ,,,maybe nowhere.

    Could you please stop assuming things about me? You are so off the mark.
    Scratch that , go ahead. I find it most amusing.

  4. it’s just that you say you are agnostic ( or are you denying that as well now? ) and all I am trying to point out to you is that you are actually an atheist. It’s like being pregnant. You either are or you are not. There is no in between.

  5. 72 ugly chicks who cant get a root I suppose.
    I have just uncovered some startling evidence as to why Muslims cut of the woman’s clitoris ,They are bigger than their largest penis.

  6. Keep going Atheist, it’s amusing!

    So you have worked it all out, have you?

    Perhaps you can tell me what I want for dinner tomorrow night as well.

    BTW have you answered my question on the Cairns mosque thread? I want to know how I can recognise you in case I come to that event.

    lol! I have always thought it had something to do a perverse form of penis envy.

  7. Are these 72 virgins head covered?. Why is Allah always talking about sex? Isn’t there anything other than sex. Why can’t Allah create a very nice planet with some unique animals with a nice weather without any weapons. So then we won’t find torture or killing. But Allah is giving 72 virgins to Mohammed’s friends, on the other hand, Allah is killing others who even don’t know Mohammed, may be Mohammed lied to Allah.

  8. My question is… what will the muslim male do for the rest of eternity after all those 72 ex-virgins realize that they got a bum deal?

    This muslim idea of an afterlife reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode, A Nice Place to Visit: small-time hoodlum gets killed by the police during a robbery and finds an afterlife where he can have anything he wants.
    CAST: Larry Blyden, Sebastian Cabot, Sandra Warner.

    Eternity can be a long time and with 72 ex-virgins that could get bummed out because they got stuck with some knothead – this all could be not so heavenly.

  9. Islamic heaven sure must be crowded. How many millions of “martyrs” have gotten there in 1400 years? Multiply that figure by the 72 virgins and you get a hell of a lot of individuals. Given such overcrowding it probably resembles Bangladesh or Cairo. Who wouldn’t want to look forward to that?

  10. “the only way to getinto heaven is to die in jihad”
    wtf kinda bullshit is this

    racist bastards, who here has read the quran, do u guys know if the person who wrote the article has read it? and what version, one translated in english by some islam hating racist?
    go do some reasearch and show me where it says the only way to get into heaven is jihad otherwise stop being racist

    i respect all other religions, i don’t say one is better than another, i don’t hate on athaeists, if u guys really believe this kind of stuff that you read, no wonder the world hates muslims.

  11. Bullshit? Read your scriptures, mate!

    Perhaps you can explain what race is islam?

    You can do the research yourself, start by reading the Koran and the sunnah!

    Bukhari:V4B52N44 “A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, ‘Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad in reward.’ He replied, ‘I do not find such a deed.'”
    Bukhari:V1B2N25 “Allah’s Apostle was asked, ‘What is the best deed?’ He replied, ‘To believe in Allah and His Apostle Muhammad.’ The questioner then asked, ‘What is the next best in goodness?’ He replied, ‘To participate in Jihad, religious fighting in Allah’s Cause.'”

    You wanna be loved? Leave the cult!

    Here’s more, let us know if you have any problems with your ‘religion’…

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