Sirat

noun Si·rat \sə̇ˈrät\

Definition of Sirat

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sirat

Arabic sirāṭ road


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