In a review of the Egyptian press in the London daily
Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the veteran Egyptian journalist Hasanain Kurum explained that Sheikh Tantawi knowingly gave a vague answer to the question, so as to avoid a scandal like the one created a few years previously by the late author and journalist Muhammad Galal Al-Kushk. Al-Kushk wrote,
“The men in Paradise have sexual relations not only with the women [who come from this world] and with ‘the black-eyed,’ but also with the serving boys.”
According to Kurum, Al-Kushk also stated, “In Paradise, a believer’s penis is eternally erect.”
 Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), May 11, 2001.
Memri 30. oktober 2001