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" Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword... "
The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt - Page 221
by Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge - 1902 - 674 pages
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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or ..., Volume 13

Victoria Institute (Great Britain) - 1880
...into Hell beneath. It is the origin of the Muhammedan bridge Al Sirat, " laid over the midst of hell, finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword," whence the wicked will fall into the abyss. The root of the idea seems simply to be that Heaven being...
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Asphodel, by the author of 'Lady Audley's secret'.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon - 1881
...values, the general idea that one is on that very bridge of Al Sirat, laid over the midst of hell, and finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword, over which the righteous must pass to Mahomet's paradise. It is the notion of man's audacity in making...
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Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme

John Aubrey - 1881 - 273 pages
...bridge, called in Arabic al Sirat, which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword, so that it seems very difficult to conceive how any one shall be able to stand upon it ; for which...
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History of the Christian Church, Volume 4

Philip Schaff - 1885
...hypocrites). Hell (Jahennern=Gehenna) is beneath the lowest earth and seas of darkness; the bridge over it is finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword ; the pious pass over it in a moment, the wicked fall from it into the abyss. SLAVERY. Slavery is recognized...
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Outlines of Primitive Belief Among the Indo-European Races

Charles Francis Keary - 1882 - 534 pages
...the creed of Islam. Sirat is the name of the bridge so vividly described by Mohammedan writers. 2 It is finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword, and is besides guarded with thorns and briars along all its length. Nevertheless when at the last day...
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A Comprehensive Commentary on the Qurán: Comprising Sale's Translation ...

Elwood Morris Wherry - 1882
...bridge, called in Arabic al Sirat, which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword, so that it seems very difficult to conceive how any one shall be able to stand upon it ; for which...
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Lobb's theological quarterly (with which is incorporated 'Dickinson's ...

...more beautiful than angels. But the way to this heaven lies over the bridge Es-Sirat, which stretches over the midst of hell, and is finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of any sword. All who fall in battle for the faith, are assured of this blissful immortality, regardless...
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A Confederate Soldier in Egypt

William Wing Loring - 1884 - 450 pages
...works shall be weighed, and the bridge (El Sirat) which extends over the midst of the dark regions, finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword, and over which all must pass and from which the wicked shall fall. Instruction in these doctrines is...
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Half Hours with Muhammad ...: Together with a Short Synopsis of the Religion ...

Arthur Naylor Wollaston - 1886 - 324 pages
...bridge, called in Arabic as Sirat, which they say is laid over the midst of Hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword : so that it seems very difficult to conceive how any one shall be able to stand upon it. This bridge...
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The Mystery of the Ages Contained in the Secret Doctrine of All Religions

Marie Sinclair Countess of Caithness - 1887 - 541 pages
...the left into hell; both, however, have to go over the bridge Al Sirat, laid over the midst of hell, finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword; the righteous will proceed on their path with ease and swiftness, but the wicked will fall down headlong...
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