How Muslims Lie About Islam’s Promise of 72 Virgins in Heaven

Executive Summary

  • Muslims are embarrassed about the promise of 72 virgins in heaven.
  • Their response to this is to lie to non-Muslims about this afterlife promise.


Sex and sex slavery has been a major motivator for the spread of Islam since its inception. Another part of this sexual motivation that goes back to Islam’s very beginnings is the promise of virtually unlimited and eternal sex in the afterlife that is given as a reward for those that martyr themselves for Islam. This fact is embarrassing to Muslims, so they lie about the promise of 72 virgins in the afterlife for those who fight and kill for Islam to non-Muslims. Mohammed promised the bedouin, which had a specific issue, by allowing him to build an army. And yet, Muslims say the promise of 72 virgins is a myth. In this article, you will learn the reality of the promise of 72 virgins to Muslim martyrs.

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The Evidence for Mohammed Promising 72 Virgins

The following video addresses the promise of 72 virgins in heaven.

At the eleven fifty mark in the video, a Muslim apologist lies about the promise of 72 virgins, stating instead that the promise is for 72 raisins.

This is what many Muslims would like us to believe Mohammed promised to martyrs in the afterlife. Consider this as we run through the quotes of  what Muslim martyrs would do with these “raisins.” 

Now, look at the following lie on the topic of the translation.

Christoph Luxenberg (pseudonym), a scholar who pioneered such research, said in an e-mail interview with Kristof that grapes made more sense in context because the Quran compares them to crystal and pearls and that paradise are described as abounding with fruit, especially white grapes. – Global Nation

As I said, just read the following quotes and see if you agree that raisins and grapes seem like it “makes more sense.”

David Wood states the following.

The houri of the Hadith are raisins not virgins. It says the Muslims will marry the houris. It says the houri will be chase. It says the houri will have beautiful eyes and large breasts, and that they will love their husbands.

How ISIS Translates Houri..and it is Not Raisins

It is curious that ISIS, like Mohammed and countless Muslim leaders before ISIS, has used the claims of 72 virgins to recruit new members. Apparently, promising 72 virgins is more effective than promising 72 raisins. However, this has brought up blowback from the current wives of ISIS fighters, who sometimes are jealous of these promised virgins, as explained in the following quotation.

Like other violent “jihadi” groups, IS entices men to join its ranks by promising them they will be granted 72 eternally young and beautiful virgins when they die in battle and go to heaven.

This is a powerful piece of recruitment propaganda for male militants.

But it is hardly attractive for IS brides, who are told that after death they will be reunited with their dead husbands in paradise — after he has settled down with his houris.

‘I Am Jealous Of The Houris’

A support group for IS wives and widows on the Russian social network VKontakte openly addresses the problematic issue of houris through a poem.

The poem’s author, named as Karima Umm Saad, addresses her husband and admits her jealousy of the heavenly houris who, she believes, will make him forget about his earthly life as soon as he dies.

“I am jealous of the houris who call out to you

Every time you go into battle.

I am jealous of them because they

Might meet you sooner.

They will meet you — you will forget everything,

Umm Saad goes on to tell her husband she is “also dreaming about a rendezvous” with him in paradise, though she doesn’t say how she will deal with his houris.

Other ISIS brides have dealt with the houri problem in other ways.

In a post on July 20 that has been shared among other female IS militants, a woman called Ubeida Shishan attempts to assuage women’s fears that their dead husbands will prefer their ever-beautiful houris to them by relating a hadith, a saying of the Prophet Muhammad.

IS brides need not worry, Ubeida says, because they are actually more attractive and interesting than the houris. “The houris have never passed through the difficulties and trials that accrue to sisters in this world. They never even fought on the path of Allah,” she writes.

“They were never slandered because they wore a hijab! They have never encountered the difficulties being obedient to their husbands!” – Radio Free Europe

See if you can tell the difference between what ISIS in the 2010s and what Mohammed and his followers did in the 7th century.

ISIS Compared to Mohammed

Tortured POWsYesYes
User of Child SoldiersYesYes
Strict Interpretations of Sharia LawYesYes
Dressed in Women's ClothesNoYes, received revelations in his wife Aisha's garments.
Stoning to DeathYesYes
Burning AliveYesYes
Atrocities Against Non-Sunni MuslmsYesThe Sunni/Shia division did not exist in during Mohammed's life.
Enslaved POWsYesYes
Executed POWs who Refused to Have Sex With ISIS FightersYesYes
Considered Slavery a Form of Humiliation for the UnbelieverYesYes
Raped POWsYesYes
Raped POWs in Front of their HusbandsYesYes
Forced MarriagesYesYes
Used 72 Virgins as a Recruiting ToolYesYes
Beheaded POWsYesYes
Demanded Those Conquered Convert to Ilsam or be KilledYesYes
Were Started With Funding & Arms from Obama AdministrationYesNo
Made People Pay the Jizya (Tax on non-Muslims)YesYes

The Reality of What Mohammed Promised in Heaven

While the promise of 72 virgins is the most often repeated, it is only part of Mohammed’s promise to his followers. The full version of his promise is as follows.

The Sunni hadith scholar Tirmidhi quotes the prophet, Muhammed, as having said:

“The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants (emphasis added) and seventy-two houri, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from al-Jabiyyah to San’a. – Wikipedia

In addition to the 72 virgins, what would anyone do with eighty thousand (80,000) servants?

There are six things with Allah for the martyr. He is forgiven with the first flow of blood (he suffers), he is shown his place in Paradise, he is protected from punishment in the grave, secured from the greatest terror, the crown of dignity is placed upon his head—and its gems are better than the world and what is in it—he is married to seventy-two wives among the wide-eyed houris (Ar. اثْنَتَيْنِ وَسَبْعِينَ زَوْجَةً مِنَ الْحُورِ الْعِينِ) of Paradise, and he may intercede for seventy of his close relatives.

In the Quran, there is no overt mention of sexual intercourse in Paradise. However, its existence has been reported in hadiths, tafsirs and Islamic commentaries saying that Houris will have sexual intercourse with faithful men in Paradise.

Quranic commentators
Sunni sources mention that like all men and women of Paradise, the houris do not experience urination, defecation or menstruation. – Wikipedia

Actually, 72 virgins appear to be the minimum for martyrs, as the following quotation explains.

Ibn Abi Awfa said, Allah be well-pleased with him: The Messenger of Allah said, upon him blessings and peace: “Every man from the People of Paradise shall be married off to four thousand virgins, eight thousand slave-girls, and one hundred wide-eyed maidens of Paradise. (emphasis added)

They shall all meet him within every seven days.

They shall say with their exquisite voices no creature has ever heard the like before: ‘We are the everlasting women, we never grow old, we are the refined women, we never grow sour, we are the ever-pleased women, we never anger, we are the sedentary ones, we never travel away, blessings to him who is for us and we are for him!’” – Wikiislam

The Letter of Intimidation Based Upon a Jihadi Army

This letter describes how not only was the afterlife paradise used to recruit, and it was also used to intimidate opponents.

After entering Mesopotamia, he dispatched messages to every governor and deputy who ruled the provinces. The messages said;

“In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate and Merciful. Khalid ibn Walid sends this message to the satraps of Persia. Peace will be upon him who follows the guidance. All praise and thanks be to Allah who disperses your power and thwarted your deceitful plots. On the one hand, he who performs our prayers facing the direction of our Qiblah to face the sacred Mosque in Mekkah and eats our slaughtered animals is a Muslim. He has the same rights and duties that we have. On the other hand, if you do not want to embrace Islam, then as soon as you receive this message, send over the jizya and I give you my word that I will respect and honor this covenant. But if you do not agree to either choice, then, by Allah, I will send to you people who crave death as much as you crave life.” (emphasis added)

Slaves in the Paradise?

This video describes how the Zodiac killer was insane because he would write about slaves in the afterlife from those that he murdered. Observe what the Zodiac killer wrote in the translated message. 

I am not afraid of the gas chamber because it will send me to paradise all the sooner because I now have enough slaves to work for me where everyone else has nothing when they reach paradise — so they are afraid of death — I am not afraid because I know that my new life is life will be an easy one in paradise death.

What is curious is that this is very similar to the promise of 72 virgins in the afterlife, promised to Muslims who martyr themselves for 1400 years. The distinction is that in the Zodiac killer’s belief system, one has to kill people who will become slaves for the killer in the afterlife. In contrast, with Islam, the slaves are provided through killing the non-believer or becoming a martyr. 

However, while we observe that the Zodiac killer was a psychopath when virtually the same principle is part of Islam, Muslims, liberals, and establishment media all step forward to say that the promise of 72 virgins in the afterlife (among all of the other slaves) is “Islamophobic.”  

Something else which is curious is that the Zodiac killer used the term “in paradise” to describe the afterlife. This is not the typical term used for the other major religions, but it is used in Islam. Furthermore, all of the people killed by the Zodiac killer were not Muslim. And there would have been extremely few Muslims living in the Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s.

More on this strange relationship is found in the article Why Does the Broken Cypher Letter from the Zodiac Killer Make It Sound Like He Was Muslim?

Descriptions of Muslim Heaven (For Men)

This video describes Muslim heaven.

All of this is for one simple reason, to encourage those to fight and die for Allah.

In this video, David Wood makes the insightful observation that Islam enables people to meet their base desires and justifies them with religion. 

Muslims receive our Golden Pinocchio Award for lying to non-Muslims about the promise of 72 virgins. Let us think about how stupid this lie is. Why would the promise in the afterlife be 72 raisins? How would you get bedouin to fight for your cause by promising them raisins? 


What is amazing about this lie is it is so boldfaced. There are tons of analyses of this promise, and they all relate to virgins. No one seriously believes the translation for houri is “raisin,” except those lying to non-Muslims. However, these Muslims are merely practicing the “Taqiyya” as I cover in the article The Islamic Requirement to Perform Taqiyya and Lie to Non-Muslims.

Let us look at what the houri are doing.

Raisins do not experience “urination, defecation, or menstruation?” The reason for this is so that the houri never have any “downtime” and are continually ready for sex. Furthermore, the Muslim martyr goes into heaven with the sexual libido of a 30-year-old man but with the sexual strength of 100 men.

He then uses this 100x sexual libido with his 72 virgins. And he does this for eternity.

After the Muslims have sex with the virgin houri, they become virgins once again. The houri sings the praise of the Muslim. Does this all sound like things that raisins do?

This illustrates that Islam is sick as this description of the afterlife is essentially an unending pornography film set. It also illustrates that Muslims will tell any lie, called participating in Taqiyya, to trick non-Muslims because they don’t want non-Muslims knowing about this, as it is obviously incredibly embarrassing.

One also wonders how Muslim women still believe in Islam after listening to this ridiculous story.

There are many other overlaps between Islam, sexual motivation, and rape. A few articles for further reading include the following articles.

How Islam Constantly Endorses and Enables Rape and Rapists

The Sex Motivation of Islam and its Sex Slavery

Mohammed Stated That His Followers Can Rape POWs In Front of Their Husbands

Are Muslims Right That Rape Victims Should be Stoned to Death?

Is it Wrong or Offensive to Call Mohammed a Pedophile and Married Children?

How Ex DNC Leader and Muslim Keith Ellison Like Calling Women Bitches and Dominating Them

If Islam Does Not Support Sex Slavery, Why Did Pakistanis and Sudanese Muslims Engage in It?

How Many Sex Slaves Did Islamic Leaders Have?

How Islamic Sex Slaves Received Their Freedom by Giving their Master A Child

In Islam Marriage is the Man Purchasing the Woman’s Genitals