Why Do Muslims Get 72 Virgins?


burka-1003353_640Why Do Muslims Get 72 Virgins?

It has been a great controversy, even a scandal among the Muslim world primarily situated in the west, regarding the reality of the 72 virgins which the Muslims will get if they fight in war for the sake of Allah and their Islamic religion. What makes this controversial a talk of the town is the fact that these Muslims will in fact be rewarded in the next life if they will act as terrorists or suicide bombers mainly for the sake of their goals, mission and vision. These suicide bombers in the West who lack enough comprehension and knowledge regarding the real essence and message of the Quran must be lectured about the real meaning of these 72 virgins which they might receive when they die for the sake of Allah and for the sake of their faith.

Quran scholars believe that the 72 virgins which every good Muslim will be receiving after their death should not be taken literally. Instead it is a representation of paradise. This paradise projects bliss and happiness of being with Allah. Hence, the 72 virgins may be interpreted as the various good things that await someone who did an exemplary work in his life here on earth.

It is very interesting to note that the 72 virgins are realities not with physical nature but those which are to be found in the parameters or boundaries of spiritual sphere. Hence, if this is the case, it is the soul which will eventually benefit these 72 virgin and not the body. Otherwise, the purpose of Allah in establishing this Islamic religion will be defeated. This religion of the Muslims is not a mundane or physical one but it is something that aims for the glorification of the soul and the body. Hence Muslims do actually receive these 72 virgins as part of their soul’s reward in the life hereafter.

Author: maureen

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14 Responses

  1. SincereHeart

    December 24, 2010 5:55 pm

    Why do so many say lie against any religion or people? Why do they not even care about religion or virtue at all? Cause of the ego (id) opinion and pleasure priniciple they have above others. Common people made up 72 virgins more then they think the Quran was. It’s not in there and doesn’t even refer to true interpretation. Be respectful, just, and be chaste.. The ego is the lethalest..

    • SincereHeart

      December 24, 2010 6:08 pm

      Why do so many Americans prejudge and trick Muslims and other people? Cause the ego is satan (a great deceiver). All religious groups need respect. All religions (belief systems) deserve even more respect. respect for truth more than for self. be humble..

      • SincereHeart

        December 24, 2010 6:20 pm

        Take your focus off everyone and put it on yourself! Check yourself. Check myself. Every human needs to be humble and respect facts more than f’d up opinions..

      • sikandar

        July 23, 2012 3:20 am

        Muslims are not born to kill others they are not taught to hurt anyone they Aint made that way! Islam is a religion of peace and it gives respect to all religion and their followers so stop thinking that muslims are terrorist! and respect all religions and their believers!

  2. teheme

    July 7, 2012 9:14 pm

    same goes for christianity and many other religions
    i say christanity because it’s a main thing for white people and americans who are very “patriotic”. Ppl need to understand all religons have its dark past, mostly due to manipulation and deceit from those who control it.

  3. pmaz

    September 25, 2012 12:18 pm

    Where do they find all of these virgins.
    I can’t find one single virgin.
    Also, what do the female suicide bombers get and are
    they upset about their men wanting 72 virgins?

    • NAJU

      May 7, 2013 8:27 pm


      • NAJU

        May 7, 2013 8:28 pm

        thats what i have been asking forever!!!!!!!!what am i getting.
        i want someone a bit more experienced. lol

  4. John

    November 8, 2016 7:01 am

    it would be nice if people of all religions could speak nicely to each other and respect each other as fellow human beings all created by God, and all in one way or another searching for God.

    • Dr Duane A Martin

      February 20, 2017 9:30 pm

      I do so like your comment. I believe it is in the nature of man to believe, trust, and give but to some, through their teachings, have changed that simple principal into a lie. Religions have perverted people into believing that it is a glorious thing to kill others. Our God is a God of love, not harm. Since the Old Testament, the dispensation of Grace has lead us to the Freedom of US Citizens among other people and nations. What does all the bloodshed do for mankind but hurts, losses, and sorrows. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Should be as common as Hallelujah is known.

      MORE ON A HUMOROUS NOTE: Now about the 72 virgins! Solomon had hundreds of wives and concubines.about the same thing. AROUND 1,000 IN TOTAL. One person told me, “He had it Made!” To which I replied, “No he didn’t!” She said, “Why?’ to which I replied, “Can you think of all the Mother-in-Laws?

  5. jerry blair-132644

    November 22, 2016 2:51 pm

    72 virgins….virgin “what” ??? cows, sheep. dogs. cats, demons ??? and what about the females who blow up people….what do they get ???….

  6. Dr Duane A Martin

    February 20, 2017 9:45 pm

    What do those women get? They get out of that mess in a hurry only to find themselves in hot water, without the water, if one believes in the Biblical God that many of us believe in. On another note. Many have conversed with me as a Theologian regarding their philosophies. I reply to them this way if their philosophies, or Theosophie as I like to call them, that disclude the Word of God, the Bible, I say, “If you are right and I am wrong, then I will still be fine!” “but if I am right and you are wrong then where does that put you?” “He that believeth in me shall not perish but shall have eternal life!”


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