Questions Never Answered: Islamic Paradise
29 Jul, 2008
- Living in a Muslim country with my Muslim family, I sometimes shake the faith of my dear ones and friend saying simple questions that why God gave us wisdom? Why he wants us to worship him with the 1400-year-old ridiculous method five times a day!
Why we are to remain hungry? Why do we spend lot of money for visiting the Kaba?
Instead of this, isn't it better this amount should be used for the victims of Earthquakes etc?
And when I come across any pious uncle, I always ask childishly that: Uncle! What is fault of my classmate David who mistakably born in Christian family?
Will he be roasted in the hellfire for ever?
For ever………… no time limit ……… no mercy……. for ever?
And I know he is far better then me. He is a good human being. If he isn't going to Paradise, then who will play football with me?
No! He can't, because he can only play with blood; but I hate that.
I often ask that will we have children in paradise?
What about a lot of pleasure and happiness that I get from playing with small cousins and other kid?
Whom will I give an endearing kiss and take on my back? Whom will I teach walking?
What about my Tommy (dog)?
I can't live without him in the Paradise. Who will catch my ball in Paradise. Without Tommy, Paradise will be boring. I think angels would be frightened by Tommy's presence there?
In Paradise, there would be rivers of milk?
But I don’t like milk. My mother always forced me to drink since my childhood.
There will be streams of honey and grapes.
But, they are not my favorite either.
How would I survive?
Would there be any university or collage?
Then to whom will I tease while teaching?
What about the hooting in the lecture of new professors?
Will there be cricket match?
Then what about the excitement and joy we have watching cricket matches—especially between India and Pakistan.
What about the net chatting and forums of orkut? What about the teasing of girls studying in library?
What about every thing except sex, lust, milk and honey which will not available in paradise?
Will we have mangoes there?
No! I don’t think so, because Mohammed never saw mangoes.
Will my wife bear with me having sex with so many hoors (celestial virgins)?
I don’t think so, because my fiancée feel jealous even if I just talk to any girl.
If Zakir Naik is right and "hoor" means both men and women then would God accept gays there?
And most importantly, I, being of Asiatic background, can't bear watching my wife enjoying sex with someone else even in Paradise.
According to Tariq Jamil (a scholar of tablegi jamat Pakistan), a hoor will be having one mile long clothes of noor [light]. Will I have to work hard to reach her after traveling a distance of one mile?
All the singers and actors will be in hell. Then how can I listen to enchanting music of Atif Aslam?
Will I be able to ask Mohammed in Paradise, why did he slaughtered the innocent people of Banu Quraiza?
Will I be able to ask Ali bin Talib, why has he burnt the atheist of his time?
Some people will be richer there. Wouldn't others be jealous and envious in Paradise?
Would my uncles not quarrel for the castles in Paradise?
Wine is prohibited here because it cause deviation from Allah. But will not the river of wine in Paradise cause deviation from Allah? Will not Allah want us to worship again? Why?
And why now?
And finally, will I be able to ask Allah that why did not he make me the Prophet?
Why? Why Muhammad deserved it, not me?
I am far better than Mohammed. I did not cheat. I did not hurt my mother. I worshiped you without seeing you for 18 years.
Amar Khan is a Pakistan-born ex-Muslim.