Sirat al-Mustaqim

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aṣ-Ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm (Arabic: الصراط المستقيم) is the Arabic term for the straight path. In an Islamic context, it has been interpreted as the right path, Islamic faith or that which pleases God.

There are five obligatory daily prayers in Islam. During the two first cycles of each prayer the following phrase is included:

Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭa al-mustaqīm, Ṣirāṭa al-laḏīna anʿamta ʿalayhim ġayri l-maġḍūbi ʿalayhim walā ḍ-ḍāllīn
Show us the straight path, The path of those You bestowed favor upon, not anger upon, and not of those who go astray.

This is included when the believer recites Surah Al-Fatiha.


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