[ al si-raht ]
/ æl sɪˈrɑt /
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the correct path of religion.
the bridge, fine as a razor's edge, over which all who enter paradise must pass.
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Origin of Al Sirat
<Arabic, equivalent to al the + ṣirāṭ road <Latin (via) strāta paved (way). See street
Words nearby Al Sirat
Alsatian, Alsek, alsike, alsike clover, Alsip, Al Sirat, also, Alsop, also-ran, Alston, alstroemeria
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How to use Al Sirat in a sentence
He was the man in all Europe that could (if any could) have driven six-in-hand full gallop over Al Sirat.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
The imaginary bridge between earth and the Mohammedan paradise is called "Al Sirat´."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
(i.e. through the bridge of Al Sirat); "May you be drowned in blood!"
The notes of the kislar re-echo no more, And the waves of Al Sirat fall light on the shore.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
As soon as the sentence is delivered, the assembly, in a long file, will pass over the bridge Al-Sirat.
British Dictionary definitions for Al Sirat
/ (ˌæl sɪˈræt) /
the correct path of religion
the razor-edged bridge by which all who enter paradise must pass
Word Origin for Al Sirat
from Arabic: the road, from Latin via strāta paved way
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