THE STUDY OF ISLAM (COMPLETE)
Author: Eddie Yousif

Chapter 53
72 VIRGINS IN HEAVEN

Shaykh Gibril Haddad is a hadith expert (Hadiths), recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the Shariah.  In 2009, he was listed amongst the inaugural "500 most influential Muslims in the world," and was referred to as "one of the clearest voices of traditional Islam in the West".  The following borrows mainly from a 2005 fatwa issued by him.

Reported in Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Sunan al-Tirmidhi
“For the Shahid (Martyr involved in defense of a Muslim nation) in the Divine presence there will be six qualities: [1] he will be forgiven from the first moment his blood is spilled; [2] he shall see his seat in Paradise and be protected against the punishment of the grave; [3] he shall be safe from the Greatest Terror [the rising of the dead]; [4] he shall be crowned with the diadem of dignity, one ruby of which is worth more than the entire world and its contents; [5] he shall be coupled with seventy-two spouses from the wide-eyed maidens of Paradise; and [6] he shall be granted to intercede for seventy of his relatives.”

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal , Sunan al-Tirmidhi
Abu Said al-Khudri said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: the Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: ‘The humblest of the People of Paradise shall have eighty thousand servants and seventy-two wives.  A palace of pearl and peridot (A pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone) and sapphire shall be erected for him as wide as the distance between al-Jabiya [a valley about 70 kms.  East of Makka] and Sana [in Yemen].’”

Reported in Ibn Majah, Ibn Adi in the Kamil, and al-Bayhaqi in al-Bath wal-Nushur
Abu Umama said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: ‘None is made to enter Paradise by Allah Most High except Allah Most High shall marry him to seventy-two wives, two of them from the wide-eyed maidens of Paradise and seventy of them his inheritance from the People of Hellfire, not one of them but her attraction never lags nor his arousal ever wanes.’”

Reported in Sifat al-Janna, al-Uqayli in the Duafa, and Musnad of Abu Bakr al-Bazzar
Anas said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: ‘The servant in Paradise shall be married with seventy wives.’  Someone said, ‘Messenger of Allah, can he bear it?’ He said: ‘He will be given strength for a hundred.’”

Reported in Sunan al-Kubra and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Anas said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace:
‘The servant in Paradise shall be married with seventy wives.’  Someone said, ‘Messenger of Allah, can he bear it?’ He said: ‘He will be given strength for a hundred.’”
From Zayd ibn Arqam, “Allah be well-pleased with him, when an incredulous Jew or Christian asked the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, ‘Are you claiming that a man will eat and drink in Paradise??’  He replied: ‘Yes, by the One in whose hand is my soul and each of them will be given the strength of a hundred men in his eating, drinking, coitus, and pleasure.’”

Ibn Abi Shayba, Ibn Hibban, and al-Hakim
Reported in Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Abu Hurayra said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: ‘The humblest of the people of paradise in rank shall have seven levels and as he will be on the sixth, below the seventh, he will have three hundred servants, every morning and evening three hundred dishes of gold shall be brought before him, every dish carrying something the other does not.  He will taste pleasure as sharply with the first dish as he will with the last.  He shall say, ‘My Lord!  If you gave me permission, I would feed all the people of paradise and water them from what I have and nothing should go missing from it.’  He will most certainly have seventy-two wives from the wide-eyed maidens of Paradise, the couch of only one of whom is as wide as a square mile on earth.’”

Reported by Abu al-Shaykh in al-Azama and al-Bayhaqi in al-Bath wal-Nushur:
Ibn Abi Awfa said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, ‘upon him blessings and peace: Every man from the people of Paradise shall be married off to four thousand virgins, eight thousand slave-girls, and one hundred wide-eyed maidens of paradise.  They shall all meet him within every seven days.  They shall say with their exquisite voices no creature has ever heard the like before: ‘We are the everlasting women, we never grow old, we are the refined women, we never grow sour, we are the ever-pleased women, we never anger, we are the sedentary ones, we never travel away, blessings to him who is for us and we are for him!’”

Reported in Marifat al-Sahaba and Tarikh Dimashq
Hatib ibn Abi Baltaa said, “Allah be well-pleased with him: I heard the Messenger of Allah say, upon him blessings and peace: ‘The believer in Paradise shall be married off to seventy-two women, seventy women of the hereafter and two women of the women of this world.’”

Heaven seems like the Playboy Penthouse which is degrading women and making Heaven seems like it is made strictly for a man.  Nothing is spoken of, in the Quran, about women being in Heaven in the same way as a man.  Again, we see God showing favor to the man but not the woman which is not an attribute of him at all!

 

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