Hinduism tends to have only male friendly mantras. Is there any mantra a male cant recite? Anyway..no big deal..many other religions have surahs..ayahs and chantings that are not gender specific. In the Quran anyone of any gender or community can recite any stanza. The famous sufi chant is a gem of a mantra.
Hasbi rabbi jallallah ma fi qalbi ghairullah Noor-e-Muhammad sallallah lailaha ill Allah.
No issues to recite..no.endocrine problems. Gender friendly."
Looks like some fearless aspiring female Mahdi is at it again. Spreading the mssionary message: "Down with Hinduism! Up with Islam. The Quran is superior to all Hindu sacred texts."
Let us look at the Quran again. Earlier we looked at the surahs based on which some called it a textbook for terrorists. What does the Quran say about the Islamic Heaven?
The Muslims' concept of rewards in Heaven for the pious is totally different from ours.
We see our jeevaathman, on release from the mortal body on death, attaining not so much a pleasureable Earthly Paradise above the clouds, but merger with the Paramaathman through a four-step process -- saa-lokam, saameepam, saa-roopam, and saayujyam. Meaning, reaching the Heavenly abode, attaining the Divine presence, attaining the Divine form, and attaining complete merger with the Divinity.
In contrast, from its very beginning Koran 2. 25 promises sex in Jannat the Muslim Heavenly Paradise with "chaste virgins" eternally, plus satisfaction of all carnal desires, saying:-
Proclaim good tidings to those who have faith and do good works. They shall dwell in gardens watered by running streams: whenever they are given food to eat, they shall say, 'This is what we used to eat before.' Wedded to chaste virgins, they shall abide therein for ever.
So does Koran 37. 41 - 61, emphasising good food, good drink and union with more virgins:-
The true servants of God (after death) shall be well provided for, feasting on fruit, and honoured in the Garden of Delight. Reclining face to face upon soft couches, they shall be served with a goblet filled at a gushing (wine) fountain, white and delicious to those who drink it. They shall sit with (and fondle, be fondled, and be intimate with?) bashful dark-eyed virgins, as pure and chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches. Surely, this is the supreme triumph. To this end let every good man labour. (Note: these and the following are Allah's own words as spoken to Prophet Muhammad.)
Koran 38. 50 - 55. goes on to promise more of the same:-
The righteous shall return to a blessed retreat: the Garden of Eden whose gates will open wide to receive them. Reclining here with bashful virgins for companions, they will call for abundant fruit and drink. Our gifts can have no end.
Koran 43, 70 - 73 promises "all that your soul desires", reiterating:-
Enter Paradise in all delight. You shall be served with golden dishes and golden cups. Abiding there for ever, you shall find all your soul desires and all that your eyes rejoice in. Your sustenance shall be abundant fruit.
Koran 44. 45 re-emphasises sex with dark-eyed houris for ever in luxurious surroundings - The righteous shall be lodged in peace together amidst gardens and fountains, arrayed in rich silks and fine brocade. Yes, and We shall wed them to dark-eyed houris. Secure against all ills, they shall call for every kind of fruit. That will be their supreme triumph.
Koran 52. 17 - 24 adds meat and luxurious couches to exotic foods, drinks, plus "dark-eyed houris" (celestial courtesans), "young boys fair as virgin pearls" (for homosexual intercourse by men and sexually satisfying with women in Paradise?), and more:-
In fair gardens the righteous shall dwell in bliss, rejoicing in what their Lord will give them. The Lord will say: "Eat and drink to your hearts' content; this is the reward for your labours. (They shall recline on couches ranged in rows.) And to dark-eyed houris We shall wed them. Fruits We shall give them, and such meats as they desire. And there shall wait on them young boys of their own, as fair as virgin pearls (for fondling, for masturbation, and for other homosexual exploits)."
Koran 55. 53 - 69 says Muslims, on reaching Heaven:-
They shall recline on couches lined with thick brocade, and within each shall hang fruits of many gardens. Therein are bashful virgins whom neither man nor djinns have touched before. Virgins as fair as corals and rubies. And besides these there shall be other gardens of darkest green. A gushing fountain shall flow in each. Each planted with fruit-trees, the palm and the pomegranate. In each there shall be virgins chaste and fair: dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents whom neither man nor djinn will have touched before. They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets.
Koran 56. 10 - 38 continues that in addition to having perpetual sex with bashful virgins chaste and fair, whom neither men nor djinn have ever touched before, God will supply plenty of "immortal youths" in Heaven for good Muslims (especially women?):
They shall recline on jewelled couches face to face, and there shall wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup of purest wine that will neither pain heir heads nor take away their reason, with fruits of their own choice and flesh of fowls that they relish.
And theirs shall be the dark-eyed houris, chaste as hidden pearls: a reward for their deeds.
We (i.e. Allah the God) created houris and made them virgins, loving companions (for you in Heaven after you die).
Koran 56. 58 confirms that Allah the Muslim God either masturbates or has sex with male or female angels in Jannat (or does both):- Behold! the semen you discharge - did you create it, or did We?
Koran 56. 75 exalts the untouchable Koran - I (Allah) swear by the shelter of the stars (a mighty oath, if you but knew it) that this is a glorious Koran, safeguarded in a book which none may touch except the purified.
S Narayanaswasmy Iyer