Sirat e Mustaqeem in Quran
* According to Ibn-e-Abi-Hatim & Ibn-e-Jareer, Sirat e Mustaqeem is the book of Allah i.e. Qur’an.
* According to Muhammad (Sal allah ho alaihi wasallim), Sirat-e-Mustaqeem means Islam.
Hazrat Ibn-e-Abbas (r.a.), Ibn-e-Masood (r.a.) & many Sahabas also believed the same.
* Muhammad (Sal allah ho alaihi wasallim) said, “Allah cited an example that on the either sides of Sirat e Mustaqeem, there are walls.
There are many opened doors & curtains, hanging on these doors.
A reciter is standing on Sirat-e-Mustaqeem who says, ‘O mankind! Walk on this Sirat-e-Mustaqeem. Do not see the others ways.
When a traveler passing by, tries to open any of the doors, the reciter says, Beware! Do not open these doors, or you will go out of Sirat-e-Mustaqeem’.”
Thus, Sirat e Mustaqeem is Islam,
Walls are the bounds of Allah,
The opened doors are the forbidden or Haram things.
The reciter is the Qur’an.(MASNAD AHMED)
Q. If Believer is already on the apt way i.e. Sirat e Mustaqeem, than what is the need of Salah or prayers for him?
A. Prayers, Salah are important for a Believer or Momin also so that he may remain steady on Sirat e Mustaqeem & do not deviate from it. Thus a man is always a needy of Allah. We are beggars of Allah. No matter how famous we become in the court of Allah, we were slaves, we are slaves & will always remain slaves of Allah.
Any mistake, on my part, if found, may please be forgiven.