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Siraat - The Path

We have heard a lot about the Siraat - The Path over which the people will have to walk over on the day of Judgement.
Lets see what else our Imam's (as) have said about the "Siraat".


أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عِيسَى بْنِ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ الْعِجْلِيُّ،قَالَ:حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ الْعَرْزَمِيُّ، قَالَ:حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حَاتِمٍ الْمِنْقَرِيِّ،عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ عُمَرَ،قَالَ: سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ(عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ)عَنِ الصِّرَاطِ،فَقَالَ:«هُوَ الطَّرِيقُ إِلَى مَعْرِفَةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ،وَ هُمَا صِرَاطَانِ:صِرَاطٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا،وَ صِرَاطٌ فِي الْآخِرَةِ.فَأَمَّا الصِّرَاطُ الَّذِي فِي الدُّنْيَا، فَهُوَ الْإِمَامُ الْمُفْتَرَضُ الطَّاعَةِ،مَنْ عَرَفَهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ اقْتَدَى بِهُدَاهُ،مَرَّ عَلَى الصِّرَاطِ الَّذِي هُوَ جِسْرُ جَهَنَّمَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ، وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْرِفْهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا،زَلَّتْ قَدَمُهُ عَنِ الصِّرَاطِ فِي الْآخِرَةِ،فَتَرَدَّى فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ

From Mufaddal b. Umar, who said: I asked Aba Abdillah Imam Sadiq (as) about al-Siraat (the Path):
Imam (as) replied: It is a course/path towards the marifah (recognition) of Allah (azwj). And these are two paths: the path in the world, and the path in the hereafter. And as for the path that is in this world, it is the Imam whose obedience is made obligatory. Whoever recognizes him in the world and follows his guidance, will cross over the path in the hereafter that spans over Hell. And whoever does not recognize him (the Imam) in the world, his leg will slip on the path in the hereafter and will fall into hellfire."

[Source: Ma'ani Al Akhbar - Vol.1 Ch.22 Hadees.1]


عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: الصراط المستقيم أمير المؤمنين علي عليه السلام 



From Abi Abdillah Imam Sadiq (as), "The Straight Path is Amir al-Momineen Ali (as)."

[Source: Ma'ani Al Akhbar - Vol.1 Ch.22 Hadees.2]