Time for a good laugh. Saudi blogger Alhamedi discusses the controversial myth of 72 virgins waiting for each Muslim male in heaven. Some excerpts:
...just before one of the 2003 attacks on a residential compound in Saudi Arabia, an attacker who was in contact with his superiors was heard on the mobile phone counting down the seconds to the 'beautiful maidens.' His last words were: 'One second to the 'beautiful maidens.' He then blew himself up.Read the rest.
It's not in the Quran, it's in a Hadith somewhere. A Hadith is a reported saying of Mohammad, and they vary in their status, depending on who did the reporting, and who was a witness. For example, Bush's reported comments...God would tell me, George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan. And I did...is like a Hadith. The fact that it is reported by a negotiator for the notoriously corrupt and inept Palestinian Authority, with no witnesses, makes it a very dodgy Hadith indeed. But that's what a Hadith is. And I never did find the "72 beautiful virgins" Hadith.
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