No More Options…At Some Point We All MUST Cross The Line!

“Wow! How is he doing this…?” The whispers of the awestruck audience rose like a high wave of a previously calm sea. I must say what we were witnessing was difficult for the human brain to absorb, and yet here he was, the star of the circus show, riding a unicycle (or a one-wheel bicycle like my son calls it) juggling balls while pedaling on a tight rope suspended so high in the air my neck hurt just looking at it. And to add insult to injury, the man was smiling happily as if it didn’t take a world of focus and heart pounding anxiety to pull such expert stunts! What a bragger!

“Mommy! What if he falls?” My son asks, his eyes dangerously doubled in size.

“Don’t worry love. There’s a safety net under him. Even if he falls, he won’t get hurt” I said, agitated by the dunes of popcorn he scattered all around him.

“But mommy, what if he falls?” My son asks again and again and again as I replied the same reply for the following 40 minutes.

Repetition never bothered me; it was actually my middle name. I tell the same story to my son every night, I sit in the same spot to write every morning and I even watch the same movie and listen to the same lecture for at least 100 times before moving on to the next. Somewhere in the back of my brain, I link repetition to more knowledge, but I honestly don’t know where I get that from. Anyways, will someone help me clean up that popcorn while I use my time machine to take my readers to a blurry and faraway, albeit powerful, scene? Thanks guys you’re the best!

Now hold your breaths ladies and gentlemen…. For you’re about to experience the most terrifying moment of your lives. This is where I put up a sign saying:

 “Caution: Intense Material. If You Scare Easy, Please Don’t Proceed” BAIS Ad- blog

The rest of us walk bravely forward until we reach the place where there’s no earth, skies, sun, moon or mountains. It’s the end of time, the Day Of Judgment, and there’s only three spots we can be in: Heaven, Hell and a the Bridge. (a.k.a Al Siraat or the Straight Path)

“Abort! I repeat. ABORT! Take me back! I’ve changed my mind I don’t wanna be here!” I tremble like a child on the first day of school.

“Too late smarty pants. Now you know why your mom didn’t think it was a good idea to write about this. Listen to her next time, will you?” 

Okay here we go….

We’ve been resurrected from our tight confined graves, all dusty, scared and wearing absolutely nothing (Yes deal with it. It’s not like we’ll care anyways, we’ll have more important things on our mind, trust me). Fast-forward the scale and the books of our deeds flying in the air before we catch them with either the right or left hand. Fast forward more awkward and unknown situations up until a slippery bridge, that’s thinner than a hair and sharper than sword, is laid over Hellfire and it’s the only path available to reach Paradise. (Mommmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!)

Please tell me I reached my word limit for this article! No? Okay (gulp)!  

Now imagine crossing that bridge in total darkness since there’s no sun and moon. As you walk you’ll see others crossing the line with you….

OMG is this Lady Khadija? I don’t know, the angels called on the rest of us to avert our gaze. She passes like a royal queen riding a camel; her blessed feet won’t even touch the line! I’m so jealous!

Wow…are these your parents? You can’t tell, they both passed by like a strong wind. (Say Insha Allah people!)

Hey, there’s that girl you thought was so far from Islam to the point of scornful pity. She passed the bridge like riding a fast horse! Who would have thought?

Watch this! The man whom you believed prayed day and night…why is he stumbling in the dark and dangling dangerously from the bridge?

I know this one; she used to be a friend. No, no, no! Don’t fall! But the sound of her deafening screams is all we hear as she slips into the blazing, sizzling fire.There are thorny hooks and clasps snatching people off the bridge into the darkest pit of Hell.

I can’t take this anymore! Where is our beloved? The one we followed?

He assured us and soothed our hearts in the brief time we used to live on Earth. Prophet Muhammad SAW loved us before even meeting us and said: “For every prophet there is one (special invocation (that will not be rejected) with which he appeals (to Allah), and I want to keep such an invocation for interceding for my followers in the Hereafter.” 1

Someone call him PLEASE!

There he is… at the gates of Paradise, his blessed palms raised, praying for each and every one of his Ummah

“Oh Allah grant safety…grant safety….” 2

Will he pray for you and me by name? Were we the kind of followers who made him proud? Will AllahAllah Subhanahu-wa-Taala, the Sovereign Master of the Day of Judgment, grant us His mercy on this day, and let us pass the bridge in the blink of an eye that we don’t even remember it happening?

I hope so…. I know my Merciful Lord… and I believe in His promise. It’s what we ask of Him at least seventeen times a day in our prayers:

“Guide us to the straight path. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray” (Al-Fatihah 1:6-7)

Perhaps that’s what our lives boil down to: a path from one station to another, crossing over a realm of unpleasant difficulties. From the Siraat to Paradise we cross over the blazing fire, from life to the Hereafter we go through death, and from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, we endure hardships and tests. Maybe there’s a hidden meaning there or is it just my imagination?

Those burning clasps snatching people away on the Siraat are the distractions we face in this world, diverting us from Allah’s straight path…

Those screams of people falling are the wake up calls we get when a loved one dies and we finally see life for what it is…

We keep our eyes on our Prophet SAW at the gates of Paradise, the same way we observe his sunnah when the going gets too hard.

And we don’t judge because we have no idea who will sprint past us and who will stumble, for it could be the exact opposite of what we thought during this life… 

All we know is that just like this unicycle juggler pedaling on a thin suspended rope, he’ll be okay because his team has got his back and there’s a safety net under him if he slips.

So stick to those who know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight path. Surround yourself with those who remind you to stay focused. And if you do slip, don’t worry, there’s repentance and a million chances to try again with a clean slate. That’s your safety net, as long as you’re alive, Islam has got your back. Lean on its teachings from Qur’an and Sunnah. Keep asking for forgiveness and blessings. At the end, that’s the beauty of repetition with Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala…an even more beautiful answer to your prayers.

See you at the gate insha Allah…. And till then, help me and everyone around you get there safely, at a time where crossing the line is still risk free.

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We would love to hear what you have to say. 🙂

  1.   Sahih al-Bukhari 6304
  2.   Sahih Muslim 182a



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158 replies on “Crossing the Siraat”

  • Islamic Online University
    July 31, 2015 at 6:41 am


      July 31, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      SubhanAllah, I love this article. A really light way to give reminder to everyone about the Siraat and Judgement Day. Very intriguing way of writing too.

      • August 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        Not only my first comment but an uplifting one too… Which makes me cherish it twice!
        Honored Nur….

      July 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      ASA. I enjoyed this well thought out article. Especially the style which is very engaging. and gripping to the easily distracted mind ( a small confession).
      I want to say that as a presentation on the site of an online Islamic educational entity, I am sure that this will be perused by enemies of our faith; for this reason I would like to suggest that there be more reliable proofreading to avoid poor word usage, ie: attention to contractions and possessive pronouns, as some are confusing in written English. “You are” is contracted as ” you’re”, while “your” is a possessive pronoun. This is an example of easy mistakes that would not be acceptable in a university writing course. Please proofread. I would like the articles printed here to be as easily read as they are Islamically inspiring. JazakAllah for the reminders in our everyday lives. Wa salaam.

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 2, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        I admire your honesty Motown and I appreciate your advice and keenness to guard Islamic work!
        I’m not sure if it’s just me, or all writers in general, our eyes tend to not see the mistakes made in our own writings. This is probably why I should send chocolates to my editors on a weekly basis to thank them for fixing my shortcomings 🙂
        I hope Hira and Nasmira will help me out here, for I honestly still don’t see the mistakes (Help please!)

        • August 3, 2015 at 6:39 am

          I couldn’t figure out where the mistake was either…
          I don’t know…really genuinely don’t know 🙂
          P.S: Lilly, maybe some chocolates would help me find out where the mistake is 😛

            August 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

            Salaam Sister/s in Islam. Congratulations for a very engaging and beautiful article, Mashallah, I cannot wait to share it with my wife and children. May Allah Subhannah Watallah bless you for reminding us of our purpose here and may you continue to help and inspire more people.

            I do not know if this is addressed already but just in case I’d like to point out that the “your” referred to can be found in the second to the last paragraph of the article and also in the picture-poster above too, (That’s your safety net, as long as “your” alive…). Thank you.


          • August 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

            Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br.Yusuf
            Jazakallah khair for pointing out the error. Its fixed now 🙂
            I read it thrice but missed it all 3 times subhanAllah!
            Thanks a lot once again. May Allah reward you abundantly. Ameen

          • Lilly S. Mohsen
            August 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

            Two baskets of the finest chocolate chip cookies in the world for Nasmira and Yusuf
            Coming right up 🙂

      Hussam elmubaid
      August 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Al salm wa Alykum, Jazak um Allah kairan, For glance there one would thing that the Serrat (path ) which we will have to cross judgment day is the same serrat mentioned in the verse.. But is not the Serrat which Allah referring to in the upper wall image is the way to Twheed not the way the Jews nor Christians took..

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        That’s the beauty of Quran Hussam…. The more you ponder on its verses the more you’ll understand it has many amazing meanings.

      August 4, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Jazahkumullah keyran! really I like it.Insha Allah I’ll share it to my family and friends.My Allah makes us among those who will pass the sirat in wind speed.Ameen!

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

        Ameeeeeen! All my best regards to you and all your precious loved ones Seyfudin

      August 4, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Jazakillah Khair…a beautiful reminder of what we should be worrying about, rather than what we worry about today, here in this world… good news is the there is still time for repentance n corrective actions 🙂 (Y)..May Allah make us all pass the Siraat with ease ameen

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

        Beautifully said Saleha

      August 4, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Wonderfully written, MashAllah.
      May Allah bless you sis. Ameen

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

        Overjoyed Habiba… Please always remember me in your duaa…

      August 4, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Very enlightening. May Allah SWT guide us to the straight path. Ameen

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

        Amen Sugara…. Without His guidance we are all so incredibly lost..

      August 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      “Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and do not put it off till we cross over the Sirat (a slippery bridge over the Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things.”Aameen

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

        Amen Sehr

      August 5, 2015 at 5:02 am

      It was very amazing reading this article! Jazaka Allah Akair!
      See u at the gate ! Insha’Allah!!!!

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        InshAllah Hodan! May we all meet at the gates of Paradise!

      August 6, 2015 at 8:43 am

      This is a very wonderful reminder! May Allah S.W.T reward you abundantly. Ameen

      • Lilly S. Mohsen
        August 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

        Truly blessed with your lovely duaa Khadeeja

    July 31, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Alhumdulillah this was an extremely refreshing yet accurate way of recounting the written warning of that which is to be Really Feared.

    Marsha Allah, I liked the part (Because it soothed me after the horrifying reminder):

    “So stick to those who know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight path. Surround yourself with those who remind you to stay focused. And if you do slip, don’t worry, there’s repentance and a million chances to try again with a clean slate. That’s your safety net, as long as your alive, Islam has got your back”

    May Allah bless you to continue writing and reminding us and may he increase you in unlimited measure the reward of the hereafter and protect you and us who strive along with you from the Hell Fire, and make easy all your endeavors and ours as well. Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Blessed with your amazing Du’aa Osman…. Thank you

    July 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah Wabaarakatuh, Alhamdulillah for this reminder. I think this is scary “Hey, there’s that girl you thought was so far from Islam to the point of scornful pity. She passed the bridge like riding a fast horse! Who would have thought? Watch this! The man whom you believed prayed day and night…why is he stumbling in the dark and dangling dangerously from the bridge?”But that is the truth.
    May Allah continue to guide us aright

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

      God looks at the heart…. It holds what us people can’t possibly see
      And that alone is very humbling… And yes you’re right Moshood… It’s scary if we fall in that familiar trap of judmentalal thinking….

    Balarabe Musa
    July 31, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Assalam alaikum, there is nothing I can say more than Jazzaq khallahu khair, may Almighty Allah reward you and guide us to the right path ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

      And yet somehow you said it all Balarabe!

    July 31, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Masha Allah it has renewed my emaan again and again the posts I read here helps me to become more pious ,I look upon myself where I can improve my lot.
    The passage is written in a way it gets into the hearts of children I wouldlike to share it with all the kids that I know JazakAllahuKhairanKaseera

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Your comment made me smile from the heart Atiya… Thank you

    Arututu Ahmed
    July 31, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Alhamdulilahi….may ALLAH (swt) guide us, our wives, our childrens, and our families & friends to HIS straight PATH. This is another ground breaking lesson for us all MUSLIMS to ponder, and to remember our purpose in DUNYA. May ALLAH (swt) perfect us. Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Amen to your beautiful du’aa Arututu

    July 31, 2015 at 9:27 am

    The article gave me goosebumps.. I could actually imagine the scenario.. May Allah make akhirat easy for us and forgiv us

      Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

      You must have a talent of creativity then Raksha. …. May Allah bless you

    July 31, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Assalam alaykum waramatullah wabarakatuhu. It is very powerful and thoughtful,. It strikes the heart and also gave hope. A needed reminder it is. Jazakallahu khairan

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

      May your life be filled with beautiful hope and blessings Naimot

    Zakaria Tuferu
    July 31, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Alhamdullillah…I am very grateful this morning to have such a beautiful reminder in my life.This article has ignited my faith in Allah this morning…..hmmm am even lost of words.what I would say is may Allah bless you with good health,knowledge and the patience to keep reminding us of for which we are created.Assalamu alaykum from Tamale,Ghana.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

      And yet your comment is truly heart warming Zakaria…
      All my best wishes and warmest regards to everyone in Ghana

    Ibn Javed
    July 31, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Subhan Allah! very well put together reminder.. Jazaakum Allahu Khayran!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Wa eyakom Ibn Javed… My pleasure

    July 31, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Incredibly well written article, made me think twice

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Only hearts blessed by Allah open the minds to think about His glory…
      Bless your heart SK

    July 31, 2015 at 11:10 am

    assalamualaikum , what happens after dear syeikh

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

      I think Dr. Bilal will have to answer this one
      He’s the knowledgable sheikh you’re refering to I’m sure

    jincy john
    July 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    as salam alaykum , I was ignited when I read the words that have we made prophet Mohammed (saw)proud
    as I read that I looked at the clock to see that it was the time for Asr , so let me go and do it in time because it was Prophet Mohamed that taught us to do salaah and to do it in time and by doing so I will be able to make prophet mohammed proud ,

    jazak Allah khair for that article

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Run Jincy runnnn lol
      I will always cherish this meaning comment Jincy! Thank you

    July 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Asalam Aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu,jazakallahu khair for the reminder may Allah s.w reward you InshaAllah….

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      May Allah reward you and everyone who reads this Kadra

    July 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    thank u very much this very article has been a wake up call to me jazzkumuallahu haijaran

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      You are so very beyond welcome Rukayah

    July 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Mashallahu Tabarakallah.
    I should not see myself as having done perfectly all the injunctions of Allaah or the sunnah of His prophet (SAW) but there are rooms for improvement once my clock still ticks!
    Please, keep me posted as it may be my last life-changer and a means to cross the siraat like strong wind.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      I’m very touched by your sincerity AbdulKabeer… May Allah bless you

    July 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Assalam alikum sister, this article was indeed profound and a grave reminder about the final obstacle in our way to Paradise… Jazak Allahu khairan katheeran, and may He bless us all to be among those who cross the Siraat with ease. Ameen!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Amen Aisha… May you hold the hand of the blessed Prophet’s wife, the one you’ve been named after inshallah

    safiya syed
    July 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I loved the article . jazakallah 🙂 🙂

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that Safiya….

    July 31, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    The article made me realize how easy we take our lives but remember a juggler knows very well his role and it is not only to make people laugh .Allah(swt) has made each and every person for a particular purpose we all believe in good and bad destiny .Always remember he is well versed with his task of walking on a rope which you n me can’t do .
    We always assess a person with our own perspective without thinking from other’s for instance for you in a circus there might be a juggler but he might be a father for his daughter,a son for his mother ,a true believer for Allah (swt)and so on and so forth.
    When we see others we make our opinion about him or her , in the same way when Allah watches us he too is making an opinion about us.
    May Allah make things easy for us in this dunia and aakhirah and show us the right path.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you for your lovely reflection Faiza

    Dr Humaira Hasnain
    July 31, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    JazaakAllah for such a beautiful way to remind us all of the day of judgement. May Allah help us all fight against distractions and stay on straight path. May Allah help us surround ourselves with people who can keep us on right path.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Your duaa is exactly on point Dr. Humaira… Amen Amen Amen

    July 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    jazakumullahu khairan, may Allah assist you to continue the good work.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      May Allah surround me with great readers like you Hajara who keep me motivated to try my best

    July 31, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Masha’allah! Insha’allah we will all meet together at the gate of Firdaus. The articles from the IOU blog are both inspiring and influential. Every time I see an email from the blog, I rush to click on the link that will strengthen my imaan insha allah. May Allah bless the whole IOU team. ~Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Being a part of this amazing team has been a true blessing for me alhamduAllah
      Thank you for your sweet words Fatima

    July 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Subhan Allah I love this article .. recommend all people’s to read .

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Extremely honored Mussarat

    July 31, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    JazzakAllah very stimulating.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Wa eyakom Sami, thank you very much

    Khalil ur Rahman
    August 1, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Assalamu Alaikum WRB.Thought provoking article.Style of presentation is suberb.We mustlearn and understand the meaning of what we pray in our daily prayers.My hearty thanks to the author of this article.jazak Allaahu Khairan.Wassalam.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      I truly appreciate your encouraging words Khalil… Thank you

    Isa Kabir
    August 1, 2015 at 7:33 am

    May Allah guide us to the straight path. This astonishing article is marvelous that it reminds us of the challenges this life offers which can be corrected before the next life (akhira).

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Humbled Isa…. May Allah help us correct our mistakes before it’s too late….

    August 1, 2015 at 7:45 am

    U have wrote this blog in a little novelistic way whic was quite interesting and Innovative.
    May Allah guide all of us to the straight path.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

      That’s the thing about writers Auqib. They live in their own little dreamy world lol. Thank you for your sweet words

    August 2, 2015 at 1:41 am

    this one made me cry,may Allah make it easy for all of us to cross the Sirat ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Allah promised to never let the fire of Hell touch the eyes of the believer who cried for His sake, out of fear or love….
      May Allah bless your tears Hamdi

    August 2, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Mash’Allah, keep em coming

      Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

      But promise you’ll keep reading Amer 🙂

    Yassin Gai
    August 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Alhamdullilah. I thank Allah Azzawajal and feel blessed that He had made it possible for me to have access to your blessed knowledge and teachings. Subhanallah, your methods of getting readers to relate to the subject is amazing. May Allah reward you and give you the strength and will to persevere, Aameen!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:10 am

      I’m blushing now. God knows I don’t deserve all this praise yet He still blesses me with readers like you Yassin to encourage me and help me to do better
      Thank you so much

    Umm ismail
    August 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Ma shaa Allah! Very good reminder

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:11 am

      My pleasure Umm Ismail

    August 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    السلام عليكم
    جزاكالله خيرا
    مع السلام

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

      و ايلكم رشيده. اشكرك

    Khaled Rashad
    August 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Lilly Mohsen,
    Another amazing article …. I do not know how to praise you for your lovely writing skills that makes it extremely enjoyable to read.

    I always read your article from its first word to its last with the same level of enjoyment and amusement.

    Big thank you for your beautiful articles and I do wish you best of luck.

    Hopefully soon we can read a complete Islamic beautiful book by:
    Lilly Mohsen

    Best Wishes?

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:18 am

      My amazing brother in law and the true blessed addition to our family
      May you always stay on the right path of helping people, and may their love and respect surround you like it always does!
      You’re a true example of how Muslim men can make a difference in this world

    August 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Again a Breathtakingly beautiful piece of art from everyone’s favourite writer.
    I absolutely loved it. Thank you for the eye opening reminder.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

      My shining star in my darkest times… And the one who believes in me more than I believe in my self… My soul mate… Julia
      Thank you for always being there for me….

    Mohamed Mohsen
    August 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Love your way of writing as usual! I hope you pass by the Sirat as fast as lightning!! Proud of you sis!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Proud to be your sister my love. You’ve always been and always will be the core reason of our blessings and happiness

    August 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Assalamu’alaykum, what an astonishing article, it’s easy and simple to understand of writer thought. My hearty thanks to the author of this article. Jazak Allaahu Khairan.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

      And my hearty thanks to you Jaesa for taking the time to write these amazingly uplifting words

    August 3, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Jazaakumullaahu khayraa for this reminder. Indeed the reminder profit the believers. May Allaah continue to strengthen us on the Straight path till we meet Him.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:25 am

      A hundred times Ameen! Thank you Maryam

    August 3, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Alhamdulillah a very beautifully written articles, the comparison of th Siraat and the world was so inspiring and the fact revealed at the end why u like repetition was a nice turn
    Jazakallah kairan

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

      I love your sensational reflection Shazia. Honored and humbled

    Rezky Ilham Saputra
    August 3, 2015 at 4:34 am

    I love you all my brothers and sisters

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:28 am

      May this beautiful ummah find its strength in love, mercy and faith in Allah. Amen

    August 3, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Masha Allah, jazaakAllah khair to everyone’s input here. I found the article uplifting as we all need those reminders and I am going to pass these articles along to my teen daughter to read as well in Shaa Allah ameen, because she loves reading novels and articles and these are the kind of articles that can grip their attention and serve as wonderful opportunities for guidance & dawah in Shaa Allah ameen.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:48 am

      All my love to your sweet daughter…. May Allah bless all our efforts to guide and support each other. Thank you Lamees

    Sameh mohsen
    August 3, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Writing about SIRAAT,is a terribly difficult job for an author but you did it,you gave us the facts that every Moslim has to know but in a way that showed how lucky we are to be Moslims,Islam is to help us,repeatedly,to know our way to Paradise in a way full of love as a loving mother will do for her beloved kid,well done.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

      My beloved dad….
      Everything good I try to do in this life is just a simple way to show my eternal gratefulness to God for giving me the best father in the universe… You

    August 3, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Masha Allah,

    May Allah reward you for this nice article.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

      And may Allah reward you for reading and taking the time to comment Amadou

    August 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Masha Allah. Such a beautiful article. I felt like I was seeing myself in the moment. Thank you very much for the reminder and congratulations for your excellent writing skills. JazakAllah o khair!!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Every talent is a gift from Allah that we must use wisely… Please pray for me that I make the best use out of it… For when He takes it away to remind me its a gift and not a skill, I literally stare at the screen for days unable to type a single word lol
      Thank you Nadia…

    August 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Assalamu alaikum wrwb, Well written and very encouraging article.jzk

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Wa alaykom Al Salam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatoh
      My pleasure Shereen

    August 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Subhanallah May Allah swa make it easy on us! So frightning!!!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Amen Walida…
      Sometimes fear can be the main reason for our survival though

    Rizwana Mukhtar
    August 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu . May Allah swt make it easy for ummah.
    I could imagine as if it’s really happening in front of my eyes. Really horrifying.

    Good eye opener!

      Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      May your eyes always be opened to the truth in the most softest ways
      Thank you Rizwana… God knows I tried to put a lid on the horror though but it just wasn’t possible I guess

    Abubakar Shariff
    August 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum,thanks for the reminder,as i was reading this piece i felt tears dropping from my eyes,becourse i knew that, it is just a matter of time before the day of judgement comes,Ya Allah grant us the strength and light to cross the siraat like that of lightning, Aameen.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      May these tears be the reason your lovely duaa comes true Abubakar

    The foremost
    August 4, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Assalamu alaikum, beautiful article, with so many concepts. I would love to know in ‘Part two’, the 2 individuals you mentioned (with their characteristics); a girl whom passed the bridge like riding a fast horse! and a man whom was stumbling and dangling. I would love to know how each one had a different experience.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      It’s actually I girl I heard stories about before she passed away. She used to dress inappropriately, stay up late at parties…etc. but I saw a dream of her recently, smiling and telling me she’s in Jannah. I found out later that she spent most of her time with orphans, and taking care of the needy and poor…
      As for the man, it’s just an example of the two-faced people Islam tell us about. A true believer has good manners, makes people fall in love with Islam just by seeing his demeanor. So never judge a man at a mosque… It’s in the outside world that the heart is truly revealed
      I hope that answers your question… And thanks again for your comment

    A Khurram
    August 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I had heard that on bridge of sirat, we would only be thinking about ourselves, with not thinking at all where our parents siblings or friends are going… Who is passing easily or who is stumbling… The only thing in mind would be how we pass through it Insha Allah

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      That is painfully accurate and 100% true!

    August 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    masha Allah sister Lilly. very well written. I love how you were able to combine an engaging and relaxed writing style and simultaneously reminding us if some very important issues about life. jazakillahukhayran.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      I swear it wasn’t easy! I spent a whole week crying first! Lol
      Thank you Maryam for your uplifting words

    August 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Very beautifully written
    loved reading it
    jazaka Allah khair

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Honored Amin

    August 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    masha allah,, highly appreciated

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      My pleasure Nahida

    Jimoh Maryam
    August 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    It’s a great work, nd a lovely touching reminder for us all. I’m very grateful 4 ur work JazakaAllah Khairan, May Almighty Allah increase ur Iman nd make ur work fruitful, May Almighty Allah in his mercy make all Muslim Umah pass through dz Siraat. Successfully. Allahuma Amin.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      A thousand times Amen to your heart touching Duaa Jimoh

    August 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Masha Allah an amazing article! I’ve always loved the way you write and this really enlightened me 🙂 May Allah give you great rewards for sharing this and i hope you write more In Sha Allah 🙂

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      I cherish my regular readers like my own family…
      God bless you Fatima

    August 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    May Allah guide us all to the straight path ameen,.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Amen Ibrahim

    August 5, 2015 at 8:40 am

    As salamu alaykum Sis. Lilly.
    This is a very beautiful article. You have great imaginations!

    I saw ‘Lady Khadija’ pass by me in my imagination, her face looked so bright, full of light.

    Then to this part ‘…there’s that girl you thought was so far from Islam’, and I thought to myself: “so many people that we judge from afar but who are better than we are”!

    “Those burning clasps snatching people away on the siraat..” This is the most scary part!

    Jazaakillaahu khayran…you got me thinking!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Looks like I’m not the only only with the great imagination 🙂
      May Allah guide you to everything that’s beautiful and pure Hafsah

    Asma Khan
    August 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Assalamu alaikum sister, I got goosebumps while reading this article…jazakallahu khair for reminding us about our ultimate destination and to ponder over our deeds that will decide our fate.
    A beautiful piece of writing…cant wait to share with all my known people.
    May Allah reward you for your work and guide us all to the straight path and make it easy for us to cross the Siraat…Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Blessed with readers like you Asma…

    August 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Assallamu alaykum, I believe that the fact that you reread you article many times, but did not see the mistake has a purpose. We take for granted that we know ourselves and therefore take for granted that we are doing the right thing. The truth is that only Allah knows. We just have to strive towards righteousness. See ourselves from other peoples eyes and listen to the ever present voice of reason in our hearts. The bottom line is we are here solely for the worship of Allah, heart body and soul. Keep up the good work my sister.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      May Allah help us fix our mistakes before it’s too late…
      Well said Khadijan… Thank you

    August 7, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Beautifully written and beautiful message!!! So thought provoking!!!

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      And an even more beautiful comment Manaal

    August 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Excellent reminder jazaakillahu khair.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Wa eyakom Ayesha… Thank you so much

    August 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Ma sha Allah, Great piece and a wake up call. May Allah the Great keep us on the straight path. Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Amen Mashud…. Honored by your lovely words

    August 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Beautifully presented ! Jazakallahu khairan kaseera fid dunya wal akhirah !(for the reminder)

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Wa eyakom Amtul… May you receive the most beautiful of rewards

    August 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Beautifully written and captivating. May Allah make d reminder a turning point in our lives.

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Truly grateful for your sweet comment Rahma

    August 16, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Very nicely written and presented. MashaAllah. May Allah swt reward you. Ameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 10:01 am

      May Allah rewards us all with the highest level of Paradise. Thank you Aminah

    August 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

    This was Beautiful, every single word was a beauty in it self, Subhan Allah, you’re one blessed lady masha Allah<3 May Allah reward you for thiss aameen

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 10:03 am

      I don’t know why I’m blushing 🙂
      This is such a beautiful comment that fills my heart with you…. Beyond grateful and honored Mahnoor

    Han Ee Yah Be
    August 24, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum my beloved sister Lilly Mohsen. 🙂 Reading the article that you’ve made just captivated my heart, and made my eyes suddenly scratching deeply into the meaning of your thoughts and ideas about the things that would precisely happen during the “day”. Indeed, as we Muslim Ummah who strive for goodness and success in life, that is, to enter the place of Paradise (Jannat Al-Firdaus), we call for guidance; We follow the guidance of the Holy Qur’an, and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) and his Sahabah. Nothing will guide us to the Straight Path except as long as we have strong faith and Eeman, to become obedient to what Allah (S.W.T) Has ordained us to follow. Everything is made not to conceal for us to become not aware of the real purpose of our lives. It is just so sad to see how many people do spill out the water from the glass that they are holding on the palm of their little hands. They were illuminated by the blinding sparks of this world stumbling into the path of darkness. How I really wish for this Ummah that we will all be guided to the Straight Path and never be misguided once we are guided, and always be steadfast. It’s all what we need to do to get cross the Siraah in the blink of an eye that we don’t even remember it happening. In shaa Allah. It would never become impossible if we only have strong faith in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala) and to hold firm to His rope. May Allah guide us. Aameen. 🙂

    • Lilly S. Mohsen
      August 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Beautifully said Han… You’re very talented in the art of writing mashAllah

    September 5, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Maashallah!!! May Allah bless u for this article written beautifully.. story telling way even adults apreciate.. Keep posting more. Jazakallah khairan..

    February 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful. Great job! Alhamdullilah. 🙂

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