The Koran and Paradise:
Here is another area of tremendous disagreement between the Bible and the Koran. You will see that the God of the Bible could not possibly tolerate the view of heaven which Muhammed gave. To the Christian reader this seems like a silly comment, for it is obvious, but Islam claims that Allah and Jehovah are one and the same. This book is meant to show the Muslim reader that Allah and Jehovah are not only different, one is a devil if the Bible is true. I trust this picture is helping you understand the issues.
All religious systems teach some way to reach heaven because God created man with a conscience. The conscience of man tells him that this is an imperfect world, and that he is a part of the problem causing imperfection in the creation. A man's conscience convinces him that he is getting ready for the future after death. God made man to long for a heaven or paradise where there is holiness and no sin and suffering. I was a pall bearer at a Jewish funeral. The lady who had died was a Liberal Jew, and this group had no hope of eternal life. The Rabbi was trying to comfort the family in his graveside talk, and he said, "We don't know where Connie is, but we can just hope that where ever she is, she is better off now." What pathetic speculation! The Bible offers a heaven to come to the faithful who believe in Jesus Christ. Muhammed also tried to meet this need in the human spirit with his paradise after this lif,e which he promised to the faithful Muslim.
Most religions also give a hell to avoid. Islam gives its followers a heaven (Paradise) to come and a hell full of boiling water. I shall deal only with the actual teachings of Islam in this section, which may offend the Muslim reader, but the truth will help you decide if you are truly on your way to heaven (Paradise) or to hell.
Imam Ahmed Deedat pretends to be sincere and sweet as he attacks Jesus Christ and Christians. I pray that God will convince you that my motive, unlike Deedat's, is only to draw you away from the path to Hell by showing you that the way to the Islamic Paradise is really the path to Hell. I am not very worried about sweetness, since the truth is truly sweet in the end.
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MUHAMMED'S DOCTRINE OF PARADISE OR HEAVEN
Koran, Sura 9, vs. 72, Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide-- blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And-- greater far!-- acceptance from Allah.
Sura 47, vs. 15, A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavor changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear running honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord.
The Mecca of Muhammed's day was a dirty dry town in a desert valley with no redeeming qualities. The well, Zamzam, gave water of the worst quality, (FOOTNOTE: 12 224 / 34 / 170) while in Taif, another town not far from Mecca, life was pleasant with good water, fruit trees, and a healthy climate. Muhammed's heaven sounds a lot like Taif or some other oasis Muhammed may have visited, such as Taima. Growing up in Mecca, Muhammed knew that control of Arabia by Islam meant that Mecca had to be the center of Islam physically since it was the crossroad of all commerce and life in Arabia (FOOTNOTE 13: 133 / 39 / 1475; 26 / 89 / 1462; 186 / 135 / 652), but he longed for something better than Mecca when he died and entered eternity.
Now, the above picture of heaven is typical, and it could appear to some readers that it is the same as the Bible's heaven. So next, we will examine the chief activities of those who go to heaven:
Koran, Sura 56, vs. 27-38, ...what of those on the right hand? Among thornless lote-trees, and clustered plantains, and spreading shade, and water gushing, and fruit in plenty neither out of reach nor yet forbidden, and raised couches; Of a rare creation have we created the Houris (heavenly concubines), and we have made them ever virgins, dear to their spouses, of equal age with them, for the people of the right hand.
Verse 22 of the same Sura, And theirs shall be the Houris, with large dark eyes, like pearls hidden in their shells.
Sura 44, 51-54, But the pious shall be in a secure place, amid gardens and fountains, Clothed in silk and richest robes, facing one another: Thus shall it be: and we will wed them to the virgins with large dark eyes.
We see that the Paradise of Islam is greatly enhanced by virgins in abundance with very sensual qualities. The lust of the eyes of men is clearly to be satiated by Allah.
Muhammed's heaven is a place of perpetual youth, perpetual sexual intercourse with seductive virgins created by Allah for the faithful, and they enjoy perpetual copulation. Is this analysis too rough? Read on please:
Koran, Sura 25, vs. 15-16, ...the Garden of Immortality which is promised unto those who ward off (evil)? It will be their reward and journey's end. Therein abiding, they have all that they desire. It is for thy Lord a promise that must be fulfilled.
Sura 50: 35 There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.
What is the desire of the average Arab in the Middle East. John Gunther tells of being the guest of honor at Arab feasts, and the host would leave the meal for a time to go have intercourse with one of his wives and then return to finish the meal. The belly dancers of the Middle East also show us the role of the Arab man, which is to find every opportunity to enjoy copulation. This is not to say that other men in the world are not lusting sinners. They are, but we need to know that from the time the Arab male is a baby, he is stimulated to lust. The Arab mothers of North Africa will fondle their baby boy's penis to see how soon they can raise an erection. This is thought to make a real man of them when they grow into manhood. The self-image of the Arab man is that he is a sex machine, and woman are absolutely helpless to refrain from satisfying this lust. Middle Eastern legends and stories bear this out.
If Muhammed was to bring the Arabs of his day into the fold of his new religion, he would have to offer them something in heaven as a great incentive-- Thus, nakedness, lusty women, and unrestrained copulation would do the trick.
Now, we know well about Muhammed's eleven wives over his lifetime, as well as his numerous concubines, and we know that Muhammed allowed his male followers to enjoy Muta Marriage (temporary marriage) during battle times. Also, seeing the other texts regarding virgins on couches face to face with those in Paradise, what do you suppose Muhammed meant by "all that they desire"? In a word, copulation! We deal only with the truth, my friend. Now, back to the Hadith of Muhammed:
Al Hadis, Book 4, Chap. 42, no. 34, Ali reported that the Apostle of Allah said: 'There is in Paradise a market, wherein there will be no buying or selling, but will consist of men and women. When a man will desire a beauty, he will have intercourse with them.' Attested Tirmizi.
I gave this exactly as Haji Fazlul Maulana of Pakistan reported it in his version of the Hadith. Muhammed clearly implies that the men who go to Paradise will have a choice to have intercourse with either young men or young women. I did not say that-- Muhammed did.
Same Book and Chap. No. 36, Abu Syeed reported that the Messenger of Allah said: '...When a believer hopes for a child in paradise, his gestation and his birth and his growth will be in one hour as he will wish.' Attested by Ibn Majah, Tirmizi.
Joseph Smith of the Latter Day Saints said the gestation period of women in heaven would be the same as on earth. By the standard of Muhammed, it would seem that the Muslims in Paradise will get ahead of the Mormons in a hurry.
Same Book and Chap. No. 23, Abu Sayeed reported that the Messenger of Allah said: '...For every man among them (in Paradise) there will be two wives, and over every wife, there will be seventy mantles through which the marrow of her leg will be seen.' Attested by Tirmizi.
The appeal here is that the Muslim man in Paradise will be able to see virtually everything about a woman in Paradise. If he can see her bone marrow, he sure can see her naked body as well. The lust of the eyes is obvious, but I wonder if this is a blessing for the Muslim woman to contemplate? Muslim women in Paradise will be giving a perpetual strip show to the men.
Same Book and Chap. No. 652, Abu Sayeed reported the Messenger of Allah said: '...There will be seventy dresses over her, but his sight will penetrate through them till the marrow of her leg will be seen through them, and there will be over her caps, of which the meanest space will certainly shine on what will be between the east and the west.' Attested by Ahmed.
This is nothing but the lust of the eyes. Muhammed had one thing on his mind when he thought of heaven-- naked women and eternal copulation. The clever wording of the end thought above sounds like a cryptic discussion of naked breasts. What sacred bliss to be able to peek at the ladies through their clothes! What does the Muslim woman have to look forward to in Paradise? In a word-- visual rape!
In the Muslim Paradise, the women will be raped forever, and the Mormon ladies in their heaven will be pregnant forever. This is not the only doctrine in which Muhammed and Joseph Smith have much in common.
Koran, Sura 43, vs. 69-71, (Regarding those) who have believed in our signs and became Muslims: Enter ye and your wives into Paradise, delighted. Dishes and bowls of gold shall go round unto them: there shall they enjoy whatever their souls desire, and whatever their eyes delight in...
The only way a Muslim woman gets into heaven is by marrying a Muslim. Allah wants women married so that they can satisfy the men of heaven. Single women have no hope of going to Muhammed's Paradise. We already read above about the Houris promised to the Muslim woman's husband, so, we can see that a Muslim woman in Paradise will have the joy of watching her husband copulate with innumerable women from the market of virgins.
Also, all of the other men of Paradise, who are not her husband, will look right through this Muslim lady's clothing to enjoy her nakedness. What a horror of lust for a woman who endured the distrust of her husband all her life on earth (FOOTNOTE 14: 121 / 118-125 / 1725-1728 ) Is this strip show she has to perform her reward for being chaste?
Can you see why some scholars think that Joseph Smith of Mormonism got his revelation from the same source as Muhammed? Like Muhammed, Joseph Smith encouraged Mormon men to lust for other men's wives by marrying them out from under the first husband. How? Marry them for "eternity" to use in the future in heaven. This is the same lustful "heaven" as Muhammed's Paradise.
To show how much some Muslim men believe this sexual lust is the work of Allah for them in Paradise, we note that one of the terrorist pilots in the 9/11 attack had a wedding suit of silk packed in his suitcase with a couple of bottles of cologne. It is very obvious that he was not getting ready to have tea with Moses.
Are you beginning to feel like there must be a higher way of life and faith? Before we consider the God of the Bible and His holy alternative, please read these last quotes which show how vile Muhammed was in his thinking of women:
Al Hadis, Book 1, Chapter 2, no. 60- Omme Salmah reported the the Messenger of Allah said: 'Whosoever female who dies while her husband is pleased with her, will enter Paradise.' Attested by Tirmizi.
Again, there is a strong hint of subjection of wives to the lusts of their husbands in order to enter heaven. Could we call this Salvation by self-subjugation? More on this in Chapter Twenty.
Al Hadis, Book 1, Chapter 2, No. 33- Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said: 'When a woman says her five prayers and fasts her month, and guards her private parts, and obeys her husband, let her enter Paradise by whichever door she likes.' Attested by Abu Naveem in Hilya.
She could murder her mother and pass this test. There is no repentance and preparation, during her life, for heaven-- only subjection to the man. Is there a better way? Answer: Emphatically-- YES! We now look at the Bible description of Paradise or heaven.
THE BIBLE'S GLORIOUS ANSWER
TO MUHAMMED'S PARADISE
Bible, John 14:1-4, (Jesus speaks to his disciples) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Jesus Christ went back to heaven, and he said he would prepare a place for every believer. The object of the believer is to see Jesus and be with him, for he died and shed his precious Blood to wash away the sins of the believer. This is a vast contrast to looking forward to peeking at naked women.
Bible, Revelation 21:1-5, And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great 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, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and 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 he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
It is clear that the Heaven of the Bible is new. It is not in the image of Palestine where Jesus or the Bible writers lived. It is not in the image of an oasis in the Middle East like Taif or Taima. Nor is it in the image of a lusting prophet. There is more:
Bible, Revelation 22:1-5, And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 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 in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
This may sound a little like the Paradise of Muhammed, but note the drastic differences please. The river comes from God's throne. In Islam the river is just there to amuse the Muslim. Also, there is no curse because of the presence of God and Jesus.
Also, the Bible believer doesn't look at the face of two naked Houris or concubines, or peek through the clothes of the ladies. Rather; the believer in Jesus Christ looks into the face of God and Jesus. Instead of rolling on couches and copulating forever, the Bible believer is reigning in heaven forever with God. Quite a difference, eh? Now, we shall see that He whom Muhammed allegedly "blessed" in the Koran, The Lord Jesus Christ, Al-Rub, completely contradicts Muhammed about marriage and copulation in heaven:
Bible, Mark 12:18-25, Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying. Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
They do not give or take in marriage in the heaven of the Bible, of which Muhammed said his Koran was the completion. Neither does the God of the Bible provide virgins for rampant copulation. Nor does He cause women in heaven to be the object of lusting eyes. They are as the angels means that all Bible believers, when they arrive in heaven, will be male. "He," as God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are referred to in the whole Bible as "He." There is NO she in the heaven of the Bible. There is no copulation in the Bible's heaven. There are no transparent clothes either. Note:
Bible, Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the
fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word
of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Bible, Isaiah 61:10 I
will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath
clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride
adorneth herself with her jewels.
When God clothes his people, the clothes are not designed to let men lust for women. The robes God provides for his children are made of God's own righteousness. It is beyond the most liberal imagination to imagine that the righteousness of the God of the Bible makes women to be naked to the gaze of men. This is the manner of Allah, according to Muhammed, but Jehovah cannot do such filthy things.
When the Bible talks about the bride and the bridegroom in heaven, it is not talking about copulation. This image is of God the Father letting Jesus Christ (the Bridegroom) gather His Bride to him, which is the Church made up of all believers in all ages. EVERY individual in the picture is a "he," including God the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and all believers of all ages. The image of Bride and Bridegroom is strictly a spiritual image.
Now, to prove that God would not provide all men in the heaven of the Bible with wanton visual lust, let us look at the standard of a man of God in ages past:
Bible, Job 31:1, I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
If Job would not look on a woman in lust in this earth, then why in heaven? As we noted above, there is no gender in heaven as we know it on earth. As with the angels, all are "male" but in some sense which we do not understand. We are now male and female, but in heaven that distinction will no longer mean anything. Look at the high standard of Jesus Christ:
Bible, Matthew 5:27 Ye have
heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Jesus said that looking on a woman in lust was the same as adultery. It is insane logic to assume that this is sin on earth, but it is not sin in heaven. Of course, there are no women in heaven-- all are "he." But, the teaching of Jesus shows that Jehovah God is not in the business of providing naked ladies for men, as is the case with Allah's Paradise.
It is now clear that the Bible and the Koran are in total contradiction with each other. It is also clear that the Paradise of the Muslim is a filthy whore house compared to the exalted heaven of the Bible. Again, I caution Christians not to attack their Muslim friends personally with this. Few of them have really confronted the ugly side of this teaching, and we must expose it with care and compassion, but we must tell them. Muhammed was simply trying to sanctify his own lusts in his notion of Paradise. You must remember that the Prophet Muhammed is the one who married his last wife, Aiysha, when she was nine years old, and he consummated that marriage shortly thereafter. This man was very UNLIKE Job of the Bible.
But, we also must face the fact that many Muslim men will not consider the Bible and salvation through Jesus Christ, for they are eager to get to Paradise where they can let their lusts go out of control and copulate forever. These men have minds which are destroyed with lust, and only a miracle will shake them out of their filthy dreams.
Now, can we give hope to the unmarried women, to belly dancers whom Islam considers dogs, to city women whom Muslim men have lusted after and then discarded, and to those women raped in the name of Allah during wicked jihadic wars? I.E. Kuwaiti and Iranian women raped by Iraqi soldiers.
Bible, I Corinthians 7:8-9, I (Paul) say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain (control themselves), let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Singleness is not considered evil or ungodly in the Bible. The Apostle Paul was probably single from being widowed, but he suggests that singleness is a high calling:
Bible, I Corinthians 7:28, But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
By this Paul means that a woman who can remain single will avoid much sorrow, but he says marriage is good also.
Bible, I Corinthians 7:34-35, There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely (appropriate), and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
The Apostle here suggests that single women have a special opportunity to serve the Lord undistracted. Satisfying the lusts of a man, which assures a Muslim woman entry into Paradise, is NOT the Bible way for a woman to find salvation. Only the Bible offers such an exalted place to the woman who will repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She can have back the purity of Eve before she sinned, for Jesus has removed her sin by his death and resurrection on the cross. Islam offers no such cleansing. "Used" women in Islam are damned to hell without hope.
II Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any man (or woman) be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The most degraded belly dancer from the streets of Cairo can be cleansed of her filthy deeds and made clean and pleasing to God, and she has just as much promise to heaven as the most pious Apostle if she has repented to God and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.
How could the God of the Bible and Allah of Al Koran come up with these two extremely opposite plans for heaven if they were one and the same, as Muhammed claimed? There is only one heaven-- the heaven of eternal joy with God the Father and The Lord Jesus Christ. The Paradise of copulation and gorging one's belly is only found in the fantasies of dirty old men and lusting Mullahs. How frightening to realize that the Paradise of Islam will, in fact, be a burning hell.
To my Arab Christian reader, I now dare to suggest to you that the God of the Bible is not Allah! This name is not found in the Bible and Allah's behavior was disgusting from the ancient past. Later we will see things more clearly, but you might as well start praying about this right now.
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