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To: soc.religion.islam
From: (Fouad Haddad)
Subject: Re: Beautiful Virgins (Houris)
Date: 16 Dec 1996 09:32:31 -0800

In article <591vht$> Paul Boers  writes in 

>78:32 hadai'q (gardens) wa a'naban (and grapevins)
>78:33 wa kawaa'ib (and creatures with full, swelling breasts) atraban
>(of the same age)

not full but "budding."

>I am eager to read an answer from AdbelraHman Lomax, Fouad Haddad or
>anyone else. Regards, Paul.

I have said from the beginning that the Hur al-`ayn are mentioned
clearly as female in the holy Qur'an. I consider the evidence to that
effect explicit, and even more so in the hadith, while `Abd al-Rahman
Lomax has differed.

Since our last exchange on the topic I have come accross this passage
in one of the books of transcribed talks of my grand-shaykh, Shaykh
Nazim al-Haqqani, speaking of his master Shaykh `Abd Allah al-Daghistani:

	Our Grandshaykh was saying: "If a man looks upon one
	of the ladies of Paradise (houris), he will be useless with
	the most beautiful girl in this world. So radiant are their

		"But, if a woman is a believer in this world, her
	beauty in the next world will be greater than that of those
	girls in Paradise. Women believers will be queens in
	Paradise; the houris will be their servants!"

Blessings and Peace on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions.

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