Muslim men and the 72 virgins

We have scores of men ready to blow themselves up just for those beautiful 72 virgins in Paradise, but no where in the Quran are “72 virgins” mentioned except in this disputed Hadith:

Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2562 says:

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-Jabiyyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana’a [Yemen]“

So how did this myth arise considering that suicide is sinful in Islam? Could it be that the translations are wrong in the mainstream Western media or that the crazed bearded men are poisoning and manipulating the minds of young men?


~ by no2wars on 16/12/2008.

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