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Single Idea 6820

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

Full Idea

In fair gardens the righteous shall dwell in bliss, rejoicing in what their Lord will give them. They shall recline on couches ranged in rows. To dark-eyed houris We shall wed them.

Gist of Idea

The righteous shall dwell on couches in gardens, wedded to dark-eyed houris


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.52)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.115

A Reaction

What I find distressing about this is that we have gradually worked out how young men can recline on couches in gardens with dark-eyed houris before death, and the Koran seems to depict it as the highest form of living.