Lectures on Sirat

Shakiel Humayun – All Shall Cross: Al-Sirat – Crossing the Bridge to Paradise

“There is not one of you but will pass over it (Hell); this is with your Lord; a Decree which must be accomplished. Then We will save those who feared Allah and leave the wrongdoers within it, on their knees.” [Surah Maryam 19:71-72]
After the Divine reckoning, only one task will remain that will stand between us and the blessed Paradise: crossing over the bridge of Al-Sirat. The task is the final mission, the moment of truth. This bridge is described as thinner than a hair and sharper than a sword. Some will pass the bridge with great speed a little hesitation while others will cross with difficulty. Some may slip and even fall into Jahannam.
Once this task is completed, the disobedient wrong-doers will take their place in Hell awaiting their punishments and torments. And the obedient servants of Allah will be allowed to enter their rightful home in Jannah, which they will recognize better than their dwellings on earth. There, they will await the endless bounties bestowed on them by Allah, As-Salaam (the Giver of Peace).

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