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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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The Sword of Islam

Arthur Naylor Wollaston - 1905 - 523 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 Sword of Islam

Arthur Naylor Wollaston - 1905 - 523 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 Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century

Martha Pike Conant - 1908 - 312 pages
...would go, for they are drawn from the Mahometan tradition of the bridge "Al Sirat," laid across hell, "finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword," over which the souls of men pass, the good to the Mahometan paradise, the wicked to hell, which...
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The Quest of the Four-leaved Clover: A Story of Arabia

Édouard Laboulaye - 1910 - 211 pages
...cross this gulf which separated earth and heaven there was only a great arch made of a blade of steel finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword. Though seized with despair, he felt himself sustained and urged forward by invisible hands. Hafiz and...
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Kings and Gods of Egypt

Alexandre Moret - 1912 - 290 pages
...bridge (called in Arabic al Sirat) , which they say is laid over the midst of hell, is described to be "finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword ; . . . the good shall pass with wonderful ease and swiftness like lightning or the wind; whereas the wicked . . . fall...
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Religio Medici

Sir Thomas Browne - 1922 - 270 pages
...a reminiscence of Al Serat, the ordeal bridge of the Mohammedans, spanning the abyss of Gehenna. It is finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a sword. The faithful cross in safety, sinners fall headlong down. Compare the " Brigg o' Dread " in the afterworld...
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Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Volume 61

United States National Museum - 1922
...tmrth. The bridge which is laid over hell, and named by the Mohammedans Clrut (properly, road, path). Is finer than a hair and sharper than the edge of a razor and beset on each side with briars and hooked thorns. The good will pass with wonderful ease...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 31

1892
...hell, but tradition has converted the road into a bridge stretching from earth to paradise across hell, finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword, beset, moreover, on both sides with briars and hooks and thorns. And so, what with the extreme tenuity...
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Edgar Allan Poe und die Poetik des Arabesken

Jutta Ernst - 1996 - 209 pages
...bridge, called, in Arabic, al Sirät, which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and describe to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword; [...]" (70). Die Auserwählten werden ohne Probleme über diese Brücke ins Paradies gelangen, während...
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A Comprehensive Commentary on the Qurán: Comprising Sale's ..., Volume 1

E. M. Wherry - 2000 - 408 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 reason...
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