Selling rewards for the after-life

An Islamic 'scholar' is preaching a warped, misogynist version of Heaven's virgin hoors, naked to their bone...

Atika Rehman June 17, 2011
Sex - and anything remotely connected to sex - sells. Whether its one-liners in Nandos ads punning on ‘peri-peri hot chicks’ or a Twitter upload of Anthony Weiner’s manhood, sexual innuendos are popular.

Don’t ask me why – I’m not a social scientist and I don’t purport to know why people are so interested in the act. I just know that they are.  And this YouTube video proves my point.

This ‘scholar’ (I hate to use this word to describe him, but this is a public forum and I am going to maintain a certain level of respect) is preaching his version of the Islamic Afterlife – replete with virgins, spiritual Viagra and an irresistible account of an orgy. In a voice much too shrill for my liking, he begins:
“Let me tell you what Allah has prepared for you Muslims. Let me tell you about the virgins you will meet in heaven. Forget about your maili kuchaili (filthy) wives in this world.”

This great man launches into a full-blown account of 70 hoors and their mattress moves in heaven – a story so graphic it could land him a job as an erotic novelist.

He describes the clothes draped around their virgin bodies; 70 layers of magical see-through fabric that will “allow a man to catch a glimpse of the bone marrow in their shins.”

Surprised?

So was I – I didn’t know bone marrow was sexy. But I’m guessing a million translucent burqas and skeletons make this guy tick – to each their own fetish.

The sermon gets juicier. “These virgins are not just there to kiss you and sit with – you can enjoy them any way you like.”

And then for those with the premature ejaculation problem, he says “in heaven you will have the strength of many men” instead of being “minton mein faarigh.”

Jokes aside, this video deeply troubles me – and my problem is not just that it objectifies women as sex toys. His message bothers me: don’t be good for God – be good for sex and heavy lidded damsels.

He revels in telling his listeners – who giggle appreciatively - that their wives aren’t good enough and there is no point in “loving” them. He tells them to be good Muslims, to pray and be God’s servants, so that they can be rewarded with women that will fight for attention in bed.

After this sneak peek into the mind of a 'scholar', I shudder to think that similar techniques are used to inspire young, susceptible boys to exchange their precious lives for sick fantasies warped and twisted by the men who preach them.
WRITTEN BY:
Atika Rehman
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COMMENTS (88)

Majida Tufail | 10 years ago | Reply Very good article, we need more of it. I also appreciate your effort to maintain the respect - as you pointed put in the beginning! Regrettably I guess there are too many of these perverse jerks running around, preaching their bigot understanding of Islam!
amina | 10 years ago | Reply i have studied with them for the past 3 years . their purity and piety exceeds anyone i have ever meet so far. the term sufi is extremely vast. they are not the dancing dervish sufi lol. the only addition that i feel they have done is zikir which is to be done on your own..which is remembering Allah (SBT)with all attention at any time of the day. they follow the fiq completely and purely . please listen to one of the talks and you will have a clearer picture. you can meet him at lums or in this gullberg madrasa " the cure to ignorance is asking questions''' please dont be under the impression that they are sufis as your or my previous understanding of that word. they are 100% on the shariah, jzkallah kher @abuzar:
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