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Single Idea 6812

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / d. Heaven]

Full Idea

All who dwell in heaven shall recline on couches lined with thick brocade, and within their reach will hang the fruits of gardens; they shall dwell with bashful virgins whom neither men nor jinnee will have touched before.

Gist of Idea

Heaven will be reclining on couches, eating fruit, attended by virgins


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.55)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.20

A Reaction

In the seventh century this was more impressive than it seems now. I still find it sad (though understandable) that paradise must always be depicted in terms of physical pleasure. Aristotle wouldn't have yearned for such an immortality.