Question: What hope do Muslim women have in eternity? Do they go to “paradise” and if so, it must be a different place from where the men supposedly go.
Response: Women are said to have rights to Paradise that are equal to men’s. However, while the jihad martyr is promised many virgins and a special position in Paradise, no such promise is made to women. It is not known where the dark-eyed houris promised to the martyrs come from, but there is no comparable promise to women. Oddly, however, there have been at least two women suicide bombers in Israel in recent months, a rare phenomenon.
Paradise is very uncertain for anyone except the jihad martyrs—and there are no promises of male sex partners for a woman martyr. For a Muslim, male or female, to reach Paradise, good deeds must outweigh bad in Allah’s scale on the Last Day judgment.
Anyone with common sense knows this idea is ludicrous. No earthly court would rule that saving the lives of two people would cancel out murdering one, or that driving within the speed limit more times than exceeding it would cancel out a speeding violation. Women especially are given little hope in this regard.
Liwa al-Islami magazine (August 13, 1987, p. 21) reports that Muhammad said, “Oh assembly of women...you [comprise] the majority of the inhabitants of hell in the day of resurrection.” The authoritative hadith (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 7, p. 96), quotes Muhammad: “I saw hell...the majority of its dwellers were women.”
If the jihad martyr was married, it would seem that his wife (or wives) could not join him in Paradise even if the scale balanced in their favor, for how could they compete with the many perpetually virgin houris he is promised?
How tragic that the Muslim is afraid (the penalty for leaving Islam is death) to believe in Christ, who alone paid the penalty for the sins of the world so that no one need go to hell.