Sirat

noun

Si·​rat
sə̇ˈrät
plural -s
: a bridge in Muslim eschatology which spans the chasm of hell and connects this world with paradise and over which according to tradition only the righteous can cross while the unrighteous fall to a flaming punishment

called also al sirat

Word History

Etymology

Arabic sirāṭ road

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“Sirat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sirat. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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