- n. Plural form of houri.
“Arabs call them 'houris' -- why, I cannot think -- for a more uncomfortable thing to sit in, when half full of water in a rolling surf, I never found elsewhere, except on a South-East African river.”
“RickinVa: They're a special speicies of women native to Paradise called houris, and they have rejenerating hymens.”
“The Quran mentions a creature called houris that are created from light ...”
“You are quite correct about the virgins, but for some reason they are afraid they won't get the "houris" that those blasted islamoheathens are promised so they want to be sure of their vic-, er, I mean, "prayer partners" here.”
“Arguing that today's version of the Qur'an has been mistranscribed from the original text, scholar Christoph Luxenberg says that what are described as "houris" with "swelling breasts" refer to nothing more than "white raisins" and "juicy fruits.”
“We set out our simple meal on the mat, and by twos and threes the natives dropped in to see us, bringing children and babies; so that by the time our supper was over, almost all the village were present to see the "houris" or foreigners.”
“The Quran does speak of "houris," dark-eyed or black-eyed virgins, noted Esposito, as a reward for men in paradise, but not specifically for martyrdom.”
“AFAIK, the attendees of the righteous in heaven according to Islam are called "houris," and are virginal in spirit, that is to say, pure.”
“houris" bearing wine in gold and silver drinking-vessels, whilst soft music mingled with the murmuring water and the song of birds.”
“One is tempted to send him off with: Farewell cher Hitch, may your nonexistent afterlife be attended by non-Islamo-fascist houris body-massaging you to eternity.”
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