“What motivates these suicide bombers and jihadists to carry out these acts?” a friend once asked me. In my witty style, I answered, “They want to make it to Allah’s paradise of sex and wine.” Her eyes widened like saucers “What! Are you kidding me?” She was shocked again when her Muslim neighbour proudly confirmed what I said, that according to the Quran, a sex heaven awaits all Muslim warriors.
One way to understand a god is to examine his heaven. To know who the Allah of Islam is, first take a look at his heaven. The Quran clearly states that those who fight for islam are entitled to paradise:
“Those who have left their homes…and have fought and were slain – Verily, I will blot out their iniquities and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath…” (Sura 3:195)
“Did you think ye would enter heaven without God testing those of you who fought hard [in his cause]…?” (Sura 3:142)
Al-Quran describes its heaven as a place with “rivers of milk and rivers of wine…and rivers of honey” (47:15), “fruit and meat” 57:22), “gushing water” (3:15) “clustered plantain” (56:29) “enclosed gardens and grapevines” (78:32) and “fowl meat” (56:21).
Now, all these goodies may sound so nice and delightful to some bunch of sun-scorched 7th century Arab desert men, but to a modern man they are banal. These were simply all the stuffs Muhammad’s desert home in Medina lacked. There is nothing exciting about them today.
In this paradise are also “bashful virgins whom neither man nor jinn will have touched before … virgins as fair as corals and rubies” (Q 55:54-58). These are “houris” – voluptuous, alluring, “wide-eyed” nymphs (apparently adopted from Persian mythology). They are heavenly nymphs, specially created by Allah for Muslim warriors. They are “maidens with swelling breasts of like age” (78:33)
“Thus (shall it be) and We [Allah] shall wed them with houris pure, beautiful ones” (Q 44:54).
“We created the houris; and We made them ever virgins dear to their spouses, of equal age with them…” (56:35-38).
Ibn Kathir’s commentary says: “They meant by this that the breasts of these girls will be fully rounded and not sagging because they will be virgins, equal in age.”
Now, this exposes the human origin of the Quran. Muhammad and his Allah couldn’t see into the 21st century with its strip clubs, adult vacation parties, wild stag dos, porn and free sex that all cater to man’s base instincts. Allah and his prophet couldn’t see beyond their time. The promise of a heavenly brothel of wide-eyed girls no longer sells. Even Hugh Hefner had this sort of “paradise” right here on earth.
In the Islamic paradise, there will also be boy slaves “as fair as virgin pearls” (34:24); boys “graced with eternal youth who to their beholders will seem like sprinkle pearls” (76:19), perhaps, in case the men are bored with women. Note: pederasty was common among 7th century Arabs.
A hadith says the lowest a Muslim will get over there is 72 virgins and 80,000 servants (Mishkat al-Masbih, 1204). This is what Muslim jihadists want to die to have.
There is really no stated reward for Muslim women. The men get 72 virgins, while the women get nothing! Zilch! Nada! Female suicide bombers are going to be in for a rude shock over there. Who knows, maybe Allah intends to make them into lesbians there or they will have to share their old husbands with 72 houris – that is if he even has their time. So much for women’s rights in Islam.
The concept of the Islamic heaven obviously emanated from the mind of a sex pervert. According to Sura 33:50, Allah gave Muhammad alone the right to marry as many women as he wanted (this included his slaves, cousins and any Muslim woman who offers herself to him). What other type of heaven would be convenient for such a man? Muhammad never experienced the presence of God where there is “fullness of joy” (Ps 16:11). The only joy he knew was the pleasure of sex, wine and food.
Therefore, Islam is not about getting to Heaven to worship an unknowable Allah, rather, Allah wants to sit on his throne and watch Muslim men having sex orgies and getting drunk while nodding to the rhythm of their moans. That’s his own joy. What a false deity and a false heaven!
For Christians “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1Cor. 2:9). The real heaven is beyond what Muhammad or any man could imagine or describe. The joy there “is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17).
Jesus Christ plainly stated that “At the resurrection people will neither marry, nor be given in marriage…” (Mt. 22:30). Definitely, He wasn’t speaking of the playboy mansion paradise Muhammad imagined for his followers. It’s sad to think that suicide bombers and jihadists are going to be in for a very shocking disappointment after death. I pray God open their eyes before it is too late.