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Muslim's Paradise, and Christian's Heaven

Q5. Dr. Labib, can we talk a little bit about Muslim's Paradise, and Christian's Heaven?

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Oh, yes. Well, Muslim Paradise is described in the Quran in very plain words. And in surat Mouhammed, surat number 47, verse 15, and I am reading from the Quran, so anyone who is watching could go back to the Quran and make sure that I have said that, the description of Paradise which have been promised, it said in it are rivers of water that taste and smell of which are not changed. Rivers of milk, of which the taste never changes. Rivers of wine, delicious to those who drink . And rivers of clarified honey. There are in for them in every kind of fruit, and forgiveness from their lord. So in the Muslim Paradise you'll find rivers of waters, rivers of milk, and rivers of wine. The most interesting thing, that the Quran forbids drinking alcohol. It's forbidden in any Islamic society to drink alcohol. No whiskey, no wine permitted. But in Paradise it will not be bottles, it will be rivers. You drink, and you drink, and you drink, and you drink. One time I asked a Muslim friend, "How come?" The Quran says that wine is forbidden. If it's forbidden here, why it should be permitted there? He said, "For Allah to compensate us for what we did not do during our life on Earth."

Then you go to surat Al Tor, this is surat number 52. And beginning of verse 17, another description of the Paradise of the Muslims. "Verily, the pious (righteous people, good people, good Muslims) will be in gardens (Paradise means garden, you see), and the delight, enjoying in that which their lord has bestowed on them. And their lord saved them from the torment of the blazing fire, eat (Allah is telling to the Muslims) and drink with happiness because of what you used to do." Salvation here is by works, not by faith, or not by grace. "They would recline on beds, arranged in ranks, and we shall marry them to fair women with wide, lovely eyes." Oh, how many?

If you go to the Hadis, it is said it is between 70 and 100 women for each man. Is that the eternal life we are looking to? Is that what we want to enjoy in the after life? Women with lovely, wide eyes? 70? 100? One of the writers in Egypt wrote an article, one day, and he said, "Listen, if any Muslim will marry 70 or 100 women in heaven, in Paradise I mean, I am sorry, then he will be occupied from morning to evening to them. He will not have time to think about spiritual things, about God, about anything. Women around him..." And then he said, in a mocking way, "One woman is enough to this terrible life? You want hundred of them?" But this is the Muslim anticipating. When they die, they want milk, pure water, they don't have pure water, plenty of pure water; they have gas in Saudi Arabia, but not pure water, not easy, you see, milk, wine, and pure water. Women with wide, lovely eyes, and that is all of it.

And the most important thing is that man will sleep with these 70 or 100 women each day, and the next day they will turn to be virgins again. How come? This is what they say, that they will be virgins again, and again, and again. What kind of imagination is that, and what kind of paradise is that? And the question I ask is, "Well, all right. Men, you will enjoy 70 women. What about women? How many men they enjoy? Or is paradise for men only?? So, when you go and read the Quran, you will find out that the paradise of Islam is a sensual paradise. It is not a spiritual paradise.

But then, when you go to the Bible, the difference is great. The Saducees came to Jesus Christ one time, with a question. And they said to Him, "Rabbi, we have a question for you." "All right, what is the question?" "We have seven men, seven brothers, and as you know that Moses commanded us that if someone marry a woman and he dies without living a heir, his brother will take that woman, and then the first born will be on the name of the brother who died. And then this woman, they said to Him, married one, after one, after one, until she married the seven, and then she died." And the question of the Saducees was, that is in Matthew 22:25, "now there were with us seven brothers, and the first died, and last of all, the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be, for they all had her?" What was the answer of Jesus? Listen, "Jesus answered and said to them: You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given to marriage, but are like the angels of God in heaven." Look, the Quran says you will marry women with wide, lovely eyes. Jesus says no marriage in heaven; we'll be like angels. And why should we marry? Here we marry to reproduce. I am going to die, I have to have children so life would go on. My children should marry, will have children, life will go on. But, if there is a time, a point when I am not going to die, then why children? I am not going to die. I will be here eternally. I am not in need for someone to inherit me, to be my heir. But in the Quran, it is sensual, it is sex in full detail. But in the Bible nothing like that.

Then when we come to that last book of the Bible, we have paradise lost in the book of Genesis, because of sin; we have heaven regained in the book of Revelation. And what kind of heaven? Listen on what we read in Revelation 21, "Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away; and there was no more sea." Sea is the symbol of separation. No separation, no more sea.

"And then I john I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."

And I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, Behold, , the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, God himself will be with them, and be their God."

Paradise lost, where God used to come and talk with Adam and Even. Heavens gain, when God will come back to talk to us. What a day! And then listen, "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away."

"And then he who sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."

This is heaven, this is what we are looking for, a place where there is no more death, no more sorrow, no more pain, not 70 women. No! We want to enjoy God himself!

Then we come to Revelation 22, and see the climax of it: "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb."

"In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was a tree of life,..."

"And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him;"

"And they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads."

Moses said to the Lord, "Show me your face, please! I want to see your face!" He said, "Hold it. No man can see my face and live. But there will come a day when we have the glorified bodies, and we will see the face of God himself." This is eternal life in its reality, not 70 women, or 100 women, and sensual, and rivers of wine. All that cannot go. Think about this, and you will see the authenticity of Christianity, the purity of Christianity, and compare it with Islam. You will say, "No, I cannot be a Muslim. I will never, never accept Islam as my religion."

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+10 # Richard Spencer 2011-08-21 17:47
It seems that Mohammed's "X-rated" paradise is for men only! What "opposite sex" rewards do righteous Muslim women get in this Islamic heaven?
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+3 # Visitor 2012-10-24 22:38
Interesting but unfortunately not objective enough.

I feel the muslim voice is too absent here for me to make up a complete image of the answer.
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0 # Abd 2012-11-26 18:56
We welcome your input to make this page more objective.
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-49 # jesus 2013-04-01 07:38
i believe the author is female or gay male. who is right jesus or god? you christians not need to be concerned to define paradise, cuz you belong to hell. i suggest you should learn more about hell because that is where you all going. the purpose of sex is not only to reproduce, but an enjoyment and mercy from allah. sex is great and fun that is why allah has promised us. what is the point of being like angels and doing nothing. it would have been boring. so prepare for hell
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0 # Blacknatal Couture 2014-04-22 21:36
We pretend to preach love, but only a few practiced what they preached. Why should a person wish a fellow man hell; if he truly loves him? A heaven candidate is a lover of mankind. Regardless of your race, tribe, nationality and religion background.

I refused to be ascribed to a particular religion. Why? That is because at the last day, God almighty won't judge a man by religion, but I was hungry and you feed me. I was thirsty and you quenched my taste. I was homeless and you gave me shelter.

Let us stop tagging to ourselves Muslims and Christians for a better world.

Let love lead.
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-17 23:44
The most loving thing we can do is speak the truth in love. Yes, God said He would look at what we do, but He also said that the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ (John 14:6 - I am the way, the truth an the life). I encourage you to read the Bible and see for yourself what God says.
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+4 # Christian 2014-06-25 00:59
Your comment is the truest witness of muslim logic! I work with muslims, and they know I read and am familiar with the Qu'ran, the Sunnahs and the Hadiths, and when I ask my female colleagues where they think they'll end up after death, their reply is that I ask them too many questions which they simply have no answer to; and what about Mohamed's own vision of paradise and hell!?
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+3 # MR singh 2014-07-13 19:30
What a philosophy of paradise by Muslim...agels in heaven to enjoy. Wine, Whiskey..Where is the spiritual exp? where is the love for your god...it is the love for the heavens and its angels(may be 70 to 100, right). Remember when we die,our body decay on earth but soul survives. Desire for sex, wine, angels...oops VIRGIN angels are the desire of your body and not the soul
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0 # Mohammed 2014-09-06 07:55
If Muslim starting drinking then will have two time heaven bcause any have drink wine and have sex with 72 vergins their and here have sex with 4 wifes and start drinking here whole islam is just sex as prophit muhammed did.. please comment
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+2 # San 2014-09-22 07:50
May God forgive u my brother... :-) I am a Christian!!

Jesus said "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." PEACE BROTHER!!
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0 # Bias alejandro 2014-10-06 03:13
Islam says it too but people tend to get rowdy and disrespectful when it comes to the internet. I apologize if they make it seem like islam is bad but we arent different people who follow different Gods. Religion is about bringing the peace and people tend to fight too much on whos right and whos wrong so just ignore them and keep loving. We should all just love and be happy and im pretty sure God will be too
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-17 17:57
Bias, this sounds very nice, but can it possibly be true? Both Islam and Christianity (as well as a number of other religions) state that they are truth. Two different things cannot both be Truth. 2+2 cannot equal both 4 and 14. Only one answer is the correct one. In the New Testament of the Holy Bible, Jesus said He was the only way to Heaven and life eternal (John 14:6). You said you were "pretty sure" God would be happy if we just ignore the differences and be happy but Bias, what if God would not be happy with that? What if He told us that there was one way and one way only to have a relationship with Him? Would He truly be happy if we ignored that? If we ignored Him? I encourage you to read the Bible, Bias. Read the New Testament and see what Jesus says about how to have a relationship with God. It is very clear.
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0 # Lawrence Lynn 2014-04-19 04:46
This article is void of any muslim response. If its true, if this is the muslim idea of paradise i reject it . Life itself is the most precious gift givin by god not virgins. Such desires cause men to do evil, it would be evil to place a man in a situation void of self control. Is this muslim paradise a world of fools.
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+1 # Questioning 2014-04-28 02:48
I doubt you will ever read this again, but #jesus, you just sound defensive and aren't actually defending your case. I think it's sad that you believe this with such anger and hate. Btw, Jesus is God in the flesh. He came to earth splitting Himself from God because a perfect sacrifice (someone that can live without doing something wrong. God is the only one perfect enough to be the sacrifice. He died an excruciating death to concur death and take the punishment of evil which is Hell from those who will except it. We aren't worthy to be with God bc He is holy. Without Jesus' sacrifice, we wouldn't be able to be worthy of His presence but through Christ, we are bc of what He did. God has high standards. Even something as little as a lie is worthy of Hell. That's why we need Him. We won't just sit around when in Heaven. There will be so much to do bc we will be with our Creator! God as Jesus came to earth for all. We just have to choose whether or not to accept the free gift.
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+2 # T 2014-05-20 13:12
@Jesus I suggest you actually use your brain to think with instead of play with. Do you not see that you are to be a moral decent human being while here on earth? Why would you need to be that if your just going to go to paradise and be immoral? Why is your idea of Paradise a legal brothel of unlimited sex with other women who are not your wife? and you get to drink as much wine as you want while being serviced sexually by young boys if you so desire? That religion is so corrupted it's boggles the mind why you defend it!
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-1 # Rasheed 2014-07-09 17:08
As Salaamu Alaikum
The Islamic view for Jannah(Paradise )in Islam is a beautiful&glorious reward from God Allah. Paradise is ALL ABOUT PLEASURE. Allah rewards us in a new life where NO negativity pain,war,illnes s,bacteria,deat h,jealousy,hatr ed,will exist.Marriage to gorgeous spouses.The Men&women of Paradise are promised to receive whatever they desire.The wine in Paradise is:White& delicious to the drinkers;no bad effect is there in it nor will they become intoxicated(Al Quran 37:46-47).Rivers of milk&honey.The gravel of Paradise will be of diamonds& pearls& its scent will be of saffron& musk.After we eat&drink we wont have to excrete waste from our bodies as in this life.We will wear bracelets of gold&silver,&the finest silk robes.Eating only the finest meats, all kinds of fruit&living in the finest mansions of beauty. Reclining on raised thrones a fitting desire for ALL mankind.But the greatest gift:to see the light of God Allah.Paradise a PHYSICAL&SPIRITUAL ETERNAL PLEASURE.
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+2 # Abd El-Massih 2014-10-01 20:26
Racheed
Quoting Rasheed:
But the greatest gift:to see the light of God Allah.Paradise a PHYSICAL&SPIRITUAL ETERNAL PLEASURE.


can you please show me from your Quran where in your Paradise you will see the light of God? Please show me where in the Quran that in Paradise you will have one glimpse of "SPIRITUAL PLEASURE" - ?
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0 # Rasheed 2014-10-18 23:44
Quoting Abd El-Massih:
Racheed
Quoting Rasheed:
But the greatest gift:to see the light of God Allah.Paradise a PHYSICAL&SPIRITUAL ETERNAL PLEASURE.


can you please show me from your Quran where in your Paradise you will see the light of God? Please show me where in the Quran that in Paradise you will have one glimpse of "SPIRITUAL PLEASURE" - ?

in Surah 75 Al-Qiyamat (The Resurrection)ve rses 22-23{Some faces that Day shall be radiant * Looking at their Lord (Allâh)} this is referring to the dwellers of Paradise.
also in Surah 83 Al-Mutafifeen(The Fraudulent) verse 15{ Nay! Surely they will be veiled from their Lord that Day}
where this is referring to the dwellers of the Hell-fire
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0 # spear 2014-10-14 00:36
Sounds like the Muslim paradise is a realm jst above humans where there is still strong cravings and lust for mundane things to satisfy the human 5 senses; nothing spiritual like God.
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-2 # irfan shaikh 2014-08-08 10:04
Their will not be birth or inheritance in hereafter/paradise. Kindly give this author horse glasses to read quran properly. And all of my Christian brethens Jesus is not ur saviour as he will be in custody to clarify in front of God and us for the blasphemy as to he told people to worship him and his mother along with God. Tell this author to see this thing also in quran properly for all of ur references Hadeeths is not the saying of prophet muhammed peace be upon him and it is inducted in Islam after the demise of prophet muhammed 200 years. Most of the comparison from that book distort the real messages in quran.
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+1 # Abd El-Massih 2014-10-01 20:27
Irfan ,

Tell us where the author distorted the real message of the Quran if you are making such claim.
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0 # Message from god 2014-09-06 04:54
my dear friends , you told that angels has going nothing in hevean , sorry boss angels will praising god and they will be accepting gods words and they will carrying gods words to us . if i am wrong then who told to prophet muhammud about god word ? its angel . isnt it . u people wont have wine here then what u people will have there in heaven ? , sex is a enjoyment ? come on its a part of life thats all . why most of the people wont have interest in sex when they came to know about god ? because its not a enjoyment boss its time waste for them ,they can worship god in the same time . i hope u got the answer
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0 # Bias alejandro 2014-10-06 03:08
Its sad when people just dont want to live in harmony and be happy for others. I just want to also say the way western society acts is worse than what this guy is trying to portray as an Islamic heaven. In the end God is God and heaven is anything you want it to be. Its happiness so whatever floats your boat you get son. Just love God and be kind and peaceful and God will certainly put you in heaven. Hes all loving and character is something everyone needs to work on because its what makes God happy for sure.
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-17 00:15
Bias, as nice as that sounds, examine whether your hypothesis can possibly be true. If one religion says you get to heaven on a boat and another religion says you have to walk through the desert, both cannot possibly be true. The god of Islam and the God of Christianity are two very different deities according to each religion's scriptures. What you need to do is examine both and seek Truth. All religions are so different they cannot all be true. There is, of necessity, one Truth. I encourage you to read the Bible, study religions and open your heart to find the truth. "Just love God and be kind" is not enough. What if someone's religion mandates being mean to people? There must be an absolute moral authority - that authority is God. You need to find out which God. Read the Bible, my friend.
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