Controversial preacher, Yusuf Estes, explains his personal understanding of one of the things that motivates some Muslim men to struggle and strive for Paradise – the Hoor ‘Een (pure maidens) of Paradise. He explains:
They say, “What about the seventy dancing women, or whatever it is!?” You go, “Hold it!” (laughs) They talk about that a lot. They say, “Oh, the men are going to get all these wives in Paradise, and all these women, etc.”
The real goal of the Muslim – it says it in the Quran. The real goal of the Muslim is to see the Face of Allah. This is what we want. I want that. That is so important to us – to be close to the One that created you. That is who we love, more than anything or anybody.
And for the people with that tabloid mentality that like to look at pictures of naked women and stuff, that’s their hangup. That’s not our hangup. Don’t put their trip on us. We want to be with Allah.
UPDATE: On his “IslamNewsRoom” website, Yusuf Estes just re-uploaded (05-16-2013) an older article he wrote personally, “72 Virgins? Orgies in Paradise?” In this article, he rejects the idea of sexual intercourse in Paradise, affirming his idea that “The goal of the Muslims is not to go to jennah (paradise) for girls or sex.” (screenshot)
In the same article, Yusuf Estes (may Allah guide him) goes on to say:
…There would not be physical relations as we know them here. The evil thoughts and lust are not a part of the Paradise. Only pure and good things are there.
For those people whose minds are engrossed in the filth and folly of this life, naturally they will try to compare what we know about the Jennah to their own sick, dirty and unfulfilled world. When they try to compare what they know to what Allah has in store for the people of Paradise, they will never comprehend even the smallest beauty there. Leave these people and their thinking and come to the correct thinking of the true believers in Allah.
After all, the goal of every real believer in Allah, is not to find a hot babes [sic] in hot tubs. It is to be close to the other people of Paradise, those who have the same love for Almighty God and all the prophets… (screenshot)
After rejecting the basic balance of love and hatred in the Quran and Sunnah (click here), mocking and rejecting the law of apostasy legislated by Allah (click here), claiming that Allah has “zero tolerance” (click here), and that under real Sharia Law most Muslims would have their heads chopped off (click here), after these and other horrific atrocities…
Here is Yusuf Estes, once again, mocking the divine Wisdom of Allah from a new angle and unjustly slandering the upright Muslims who are motivated by the Quranic descriptions of the joys of Paradise.
The hoor ‘een (pure maidens) of Paradise have been described in the Book of Allah in many passages. For examples, review the following Quranic passages where Allah invites the believers to the amazing delights awaiting them in His lush gardens of Paradise, including the beautiful and pure maidens therein:
- Surah ad-Dukhaan [44:51-57]
- Surah Surah at-Tur [52:17-28]
- Surah ar-Rahmaan [55:70-75]
- Surah al-Waaqi’ah [56:15-26]
Allah Himself has described these pure virgin maidens of Paradise, to encourage Muslim men to be pious and earn His Favor and Mercy. This means that a person who becomes excited about their descriptions and motivated to work for Paradise is a person responding to the divine invitation of Allah directly. Thus, he is a true Muslim, and he is praiseworthy in every sense of the word.
Allah’s invitation is based on His divine Wisdom, and thus it is a pure and wholesome invitation, not tainted or lowly in any way. It is not a call to motivate corrupt people with a “tabloid mentality” who “like to look at pictures of naked women,” as Yusuf Estes has so falsely and shamefully assumed.
Allah calls the people to Paradise in a way that motivates their very souls to long for what He describes in Paradise. The Prophet (may Allah raise his rank and grant him peace) and the Companions were the first people to be motivated by these Quranic invitations, and they were certainly not the kind of corrupt people whom Yusuf Estes has described. They were the best of people, the most refined and purest of souls.
Quite simply, to find fault with people who respond to the call of Allah is to find fault with Allah Himself and His divine Wisdom, as if to say: It was not appropriate for Allah to encourage people in this manner…! Allah’s Refuge is sought from such disbelief.
These words of Yusuf Estes are certainly not surprising, for those who have been following the clarifications of his ill teachings here on this website. He has been speaking with horrible violations of basic Muslim beliefs worse than this for over ten years, completely unchecked by his fellow TV co-stars like Bilal Philips, Abu Usaamah, Assim al-Hakeem, etc. We ask Allah to guide all of them away from their false alliances of destructive partisanship that silence them in the face of these many atrocities being committed in the name of Islamic da’wah. Allah is the One who hears and responds to our prayers.
Further Reading & Follow-Up
Read the following informative e-book to learn about the serioous errors of Yusuf Estes in Basic Muslim beliefs: