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Monday, August 04, 2008

 
Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 37, "The Ranks"

Robert Spencer has the installment here.

One notable section describes paradise and perdition. The former offers to its inhabitants a nonintoxicating milky-white wine and the famed houris - "those who restrain the eyes, having beautiful eyes" (Shakir translation). In the latter the unbelievers will drink boiling water and eat from a tree fruit that resembles the heads of devils; the deleterious effects of the fruit is not stated.

Click the "Koran" label to see all my posts on this series.

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