Rebuttal to Ali Sina's article "Sex in Paradise"

By

Bassam Zawadi

 

This article is in response to Ali Sina's article "Sex in Paradise?" which can be accessed here

 

Ali Sina said:

In Surah 44, Muhammad first describes the hell quite vividly. 

43    Surely the tree of the Zaqqum, 

44    Is the food of the sinful 

45    Like dregs of oil; it shall boil in (their) bellies,

46    Like the boiling of hot water.

47    Seize him, then drag him down into the middle of the hell;

48    Then pour above his head of the torment of the boiling water:

49    Taste; you forsooth are the mighty, the honorable:

50    Surely this is what you disputed about.

After giving this dreadful description of the hell and the tortures preferred by Allah the Prophet promises lots of goodies to those who became Muslims.

 

My Response:

Was Ali Sina expecting a pleasant expression of Hell?

 

Ali Sina said:

After giving this dreadful description of the hell and the tortures preferred by Allah the Prophet promises lots of goodies to those who became Muslims.

51    Surely those who guard (against evil) are in a secure place, 

52    In gardens and springs; 

53    They shall wear of fine and thick silk, (sitting) face to face; 

54    Thus (shall it be), and We will wed them with Houris pure, beautiful ones.   

In Surah 52 there is another description of the heaven and hell:

17    Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and bliss 

18     Rejoicing because of what their Lord gave them, and their Lord saved them from the punishment of the burning fire.

19    Eat and drink pleasantly for what you did, 

20    Reclining on thrones set in lines, and We will unite them to large-eyed beautiful ones. 

21    And (as for) those who believe and their offspring follow them in faith, We will unite with them their offspring and We will not diminish to them aught of their work; every man is responsible for what he shall have wrought. 

22    And We will aid them with fruit and flesh such as they desire.

23    They shall pass therein from one to another a cup wherein there shall be nothing vain nor any sin.

 

Amazingly this paradise promised by the holy prophet satisfies even the pedophiles. 

24 And round them shall go boys of theirs as if they were hidden pearls. 

 

Also in Surah 76:19 Allah promises fresh youths to Muslim men. 

And round about them shall go youths never altering in age; when you see them you will think them to be scattered pearls.

Again in Surah 56 the Prophet gives the glad tidings of the paradise to his followers and says:

59    And besides these two are two (other) gardens:

60    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

61    Both inclining to blackness.

62    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

63    In both of them are two springs gushing forth.

64    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

65    In both are fruits and palms and pomegranates.

66    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

67    In them are goodly things, beautiful ones.

68    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

69    Pure ones confined to the pavilions.

70    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

71    Man has not touched them before them nor jinni.

72    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

73    Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets.

74    Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

75    Blessed be the name of your Lord, the Lord of Glory and Honor!  

In Surah 56  , there is promise of houris as well as youths that never age for the gratification of Muslim men. 

11    These are they who are drawn nigh (to Allah), 

12    In the gardens of bliss.

13    A numerous company from among the first,

14    And a few from among the latter.

15    On thrones decorated, 

16    Reclining on them, facing one another.

17    Round about them shall go youths never altering in age, 

18    With goblets and ewers and a cup of pure drink; 

19    They shall not be affected with headache thereby, nor shall they get exhausted,

20     And fruits such as they choose, 

21    And the flesh of fowl such as they desire. 

22    And pure, beautiful ones, 

23    The like of the hidden pearls: 

24    A reward for what they used to do.

 

I believe this should suffice to prove that not only Allah promises "virgin houris" to the righteous Muslims but also "never-aging boys" as white as pearls.

There are also several hadith that confirm sex in paradise. Hadith are the sayings of the Prophet. The following are few of them

 

Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402

Narrated Abdullah bin Qais:

Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."   

 

My Response:

I fail to see the problem with sex in paradise. These houris will be Inshallah (god willing) our wives in heaven. 

Surah 4:57

And those who believe and do good works. WE shall make them enter Gardens through which streams flow, to abide therein for ever; therein shall they have pure spouses, and WE shall admit them to a place of plenteous shade. 

 

The word here is AZWAAJ.  In Arabic, it means spouse.

Notice the key word; SPOUSES. The houris will be our spouses. If a man has sex with his wife, can that be considered as an immoral act? No, of course not, since she is his spouse.

So I ask you, if a man can legitimately have sex with his spouse here on earth, then why can't a man legitimately have sex with his spouse in paradise?

Where in the verse does it say that the believers will engage in sexual acts with these boys?

This sick argument has already been addressed here

 

Ali Sina said:

The modern Muslim apologists try to present Islam as a religion of peace yet it is not hard to find many hadiths that call for war and promise great rewards in the other world and in this one to the Mujahid who takes the arm and fights for Allah.

 

Bukhari V. 4, B 52, N 46

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The example of a Mujahid in Allah's Cause-- and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause----is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty."

 

 Bukhari V. 4, B 52, N 48

The Prophet said, ...  "Paradise has one-hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause,

 

 Bukhari V. 4, B 52, N 72

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, "Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the dignity he receives (from Allah)."

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: Our Prophet told us about the message of our Lord that "Whoever amongst us is killed will go to Paradise." Umar asked the Prophet, "Is it not true that our men who are killed will go to Paradise and their's (i.e. those of the Pagan's) will go to the (Hell) fire?" The Prophet said, "Yes."

 

My Response:

Anti Islamics show one verse where it says, "kill the disbelievers wherever you see them"  (9:5) and everyone believes that is what Islam teaches. They don't even bother reading the verse before or after it or knowing the context of when it was sent down.

THESE VERSES ONLY APPLY DURING TIMES OF WAR. I REPEAT, JIHAD VERSES ONLY APPLY DURING TIMES OF WAR (read http://www.answering-christianity.com/islam_and_terrorism.htm, however for a more detailed and better understanding then you must read Harun Yahya's book "Islam Condemns Terrorism" at http://www.harunyahya.com/terrorism1.php)

I hope you all will read them and be open-minded and begin to appreciate what Islam really is and what it really stands for.

Ali Sina said:

The Hadiths like these abound and there are also many verses of Quran the glorify Jihad (holy wars). As it is clear these wars were not defensive but were offensive wars. See how Muhammad prepared his followers to attack the lands that had nothing to do with Islam. 

Bukhari V. 4, B 52, N 48

Narrated Khalid bin Madan:

Um Haram informed us that she heard the Prophet saying, "Paradise is granted to the first batch of my followers who will undertake a naval expedition." Um Haram added, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Will I be amongst them?' He replied, 'You are amongst them.' The Prophet then said, 'The first army amongst' my followers who will invade Caesar's City will be forgiven their sins.' I asked, 'Will I be one of them, O Allah's Apostle?' He replied in the negative."

 

My Response:

Brother Karim sufficiently addresses the issue of Jihad in Islam over here.

 Ali Sina said:

Therefore it is safe to say that the essence of Islam is expressed in the following hadith. 

 Bukhari V. 4, B 52, N 73

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa:

Allah's Apostle said, "Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords."

My Response:

Let us see the context of the hadith...

  Saheeh Bukhari

Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 210.

Narrated By Salim Abu An-Nadr : The freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah who was 'Umar's clerk: 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote him (i.e. 'Umar) a letter that contained the following:

"Once Allah's Apostle (during a holy battle), waited till the sun had declined and then he got up among the people and said, "O people! Do not wish to face the enemy (in a battle) and ask Allah to save you (from calamities) but if you should face the enemy, then be patient and let it be known to you that Paradise is under the shades of swords." He then said,, "O Allah! The Revealer of the (Holy) Book, the Mover of the clouds, and Defeater of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans of infidels), defeat them infidels and bestow victory upon us."

 

Yes, the Prophet did say this but if you read carefully, you will notice that he said this during a time of war! This was stated during the battle of Khandaq (trench).

 

Recommended Reading

http://www.harunyahya.com/paradise01.php

 

 

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