Published March 13, 2007
72 VIRGINS-You call that a reward?
Let's put this one to bed. OK, I am still receiving requests for my "virgin reward". So,my thoughts:
I realize that some,no, many will probably find this offensive .Let me begin with apology. My intent is NOT to offend, but to express MY thoughts and MY thoughts ONLY. If you agree-ok -if you disagree I sincerely hope that this actually increases your faith. My experience has been that when people question or attack my beliefs- I become introspective/analytical and come out better or at least wiser on the other side. Criticism forces me to examine my beliefs,question my beliefs,and secure or alter my beliefs resulting in a better understanding of myself. For me ,this is an ongoing process that hopefully will continue throughout my life. Alrighty
Here'2s my understanding of the 72 virgin reward: The Islamic Traditions find the 72 virgins in heaven specified: in a Hadith (Islamic Tradition) collected by Al-Tirmidhi (died 892 CE [common era]) in the Book of Sunan (volume IV, chapters on The Features of Paradise as described by the Messenger of Allah [Prophet Muhammad], chapter 21, About the Smallest Reward for the People of Paradise, (Hadith 2687). The same hadith is also quoted by Ibn Kathir (died 1373 CE ) in his Koranic commentary (Tafsir) of Surah Al-Rahman (55), verse 72: "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 [Yemen]"."
Verse 74 of the same Surah, "[The chastity of the black-eyed] was not violated by man nor jinn" to prove that that they are virgins.
Hmmm, not violated by man or jinn(jinn,jinnee,GENIE) .Maybe Aladdin was looking for gin in a bottle to get trashed, but found a jinn in a bottle instead .
Here's my first problem with the 72 virgin reward: most of us know many folks by name, but how long did that take? Maybe along with 72 wives/virgins God will grant face-recognition + name recall.
HEY, what am I saying that I'd be granted these heavenly rewards??? Ok, what if I was/am?
Popular belief is that men desire and experience great joy entering a virgin. now, maybe it's true with most men but not this one(me).[hey, when it comes to sex,do you want to teach or learn? Would you rather be the first or the -ok, another pasta analogy: would you rather be the one who invented spaghetti sauce or the person that makes the best spaghetti sauce? Sure, the sauce inventor can say:"I made it first", but wouldn't you rather say:"I made it best?"] .
Yeah, and many women think that guys want virginal women too. That's why so many women lie about their sexual past in the attempt to deceive the entering man into believing that he's: the first,well,sort of "maybe not the first,but the first one that I REALLY care about. there were only,I mean WAS only one other guy and,well, he was just a boyfriend kinda,we were young,you know in school you know, it was in a car and I really didn't know what was happening and then it was over before I even knew that he was..I don't even think he got in. I think I still have my hy you know.yeah, I think think come on baby, you're the first,only man, ah real man to, that I have.
Come on, think about it:72 virgins. maybe that may sound like paradise to you, but not to me. After all, it is supposed to be heavenly rewards HEAVENLY REWARDS ??? 72 VIRGINS ???
Ok, sure, getting to heaven is it's own reward, but if I go to heaven and if God is granting women "women that I can have sex with,heavenly sex with" then PLEASE God, don't give me 72 virgins, PLEASE, not 7 virgins, not 2 virgins,not even one virgin, - just give me a slut, a REALLY experienced slut, a slutty looking real slutty slut and send the virgins , well, somewhere else, cause if I'm in heaven unless the 72 virgins are really well, punishment and I'm really not in heaven. hey, maybe THAT'S it! The 72 virgins are punishment!!!Well,guess I'll find out one way or another eventually .