Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bridge : As-Sirat

Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago  photo by Raf

As-Sırat is according to Muslim belief, the hair-narrow bridge which every person must pass on the Yawm ad-Din to enter Paradise. It is said that is as thin as a hair and as sharp as the sharpest knife or sword. Below this path are the fires of Hell, which burn the sinners to make them fall. Those who performed acts of goodness in their lives are transported across the path in speeds according to their deeds leading them to the Hauzu'l Kausar, the Lake of Abundance. 

"If individuals consider walking all paths that they have seen, it means that they are lost. (Ismet Ozel, Turkish poet)   

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