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People make fun of Islam because Muslims live the way that a man in his 50's with a 6 year old wife from 1600 years ago tell them to.
But its fine,he didn't sleep with the 6 year old CHILD until she was 9!
That might be a start for you.
I think these 5 Myths need to be addressed once and for all, regarding Islam, because it seems some are continuously using them here in ATS and expect others to answer it every time.
Myth 1: 72 virgins in Heaven
Myth 2: Kill all the infidels
Myth 3: Take over the world through forceful conversions
Myth 4: Death Sentence to apostates
Myth 5: Extra Tax on Non-Muslims
So here it is.
Myth Number1 (72 Virgins)
This line, "72 virgins", has been used many times to explain suicide bombings. The idea is that if you die in "Jihad" you will go to heaven and receive "72 Virgins".
This is false.
When you die, you don't go straight to heaven, you will wait until the judgement day, and you will be judged just like everyone else (Muslim and Non-Muslim).
No where in the Quran does it say that you will receive 72 Virgins when you enter paradise.
How ever, it does say you can have what ever you please, that means anything you want. When you are in Paradise, you can wish for what ever you please, hence you still have "free will".
So where does the idea of 72 virgins comes from?
It is from Hadith, here is the specific Hadith:
"It was mentioned by Daraj Ibn Abi Hatim, that Abu al-Haytham 'Adullah Ibn Wahb narrated from Abu Sa'id al-Khudhri, who heard Muhammad 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.
The truth is, that in Paradise you can have what ever you wish, 72 virgin is just one option, which is not even from the Quran, so it is uncertain.
What does Quran say about heaven?
“There will be for them therein all that they wish,- and more besides in Our Presence” (Quran 50: 35 Translated meaning )
Oh thank you.
originally posted by: ElectricFeel
a reply to: glen200376
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