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Originally posted by Bombeni
Is why they embrace death because once they are all dead they will meet Allah and that is when they get their virgins?
According to an Islam tradition, Muslim martyrs will go to paradise and marry 72 black-eyed virgins.
But some Koran scholars point to a less sexy paradise. While beautifully written, Islamic texts are often obscure. The Arabic language was born as a written language with the Koran, and growing evidence suggests that many of the words were Syriac or Aramaic.
Specifically, the Koran says martyrs going to heaven will get “hur,” and the word was taken by early commentators to mean “virgins,” hence those 72 concubines. But in Aramaic, hur actually meant “white” and was commonly used to specifically mean “white grapes.”
The philologist Christoph Luxenburg notes that grapes would actually make more sense, because the text compares them to crystal and pearls, and because contemporary accounts have paradise abounding with fruit, especially white grapes.
Originally posted by bettermakings
What about the Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, like Iraq, or Pakistan, and to a lesser degree Egypt and other countries.
Originally posted by Selahobed
reply to post by silencer
Darfur, malaysia (the pics are really good, you should do a search), egypt, palastinian gaza, israel, arab emeritz, infact every arab state, somalia, nigeria, pakistan, afganistan, china and the list goes on.. Frankly, you dont have a clue!!! Research!