Guide Us To The Straight Path

path Gospel tract for Muslims, prepared by bibles4mideast.com 

“Ih’dina Sirathwal musthakim” is the fifth verse of the first Surah of the Qur’an and it means “Guide us to the straight path”.

There is a tradition saying that ‘sirathwal musthakim’ is a narrow bridge over hell to heaven which is made out of seven torn pieces of a hair. The righteous can pass over the bridge without any trials; but the wicked will go to hell.

A worldly man cannot pass over the narrow bridge. Jesus says in the Book of Injil (Gospel), “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

The Qur’an gives warning to mankind “Lo! they who deny our revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of Heaven will not be opened nor will they enter the garden until the camel goeth through the needle’s eye” (Qur’an 7:40).

As in the Qur’an there is a Right Narrow Path to get into Heaven.

The Qur’an 7:10-17 says: “God created Adam out of mud, fashioned him and told the angels to fall and prostrate before the man. Iblis (Lucifer) did not obey. God degraded him. Still he asked God for reprieve till the day when the human beings are raised from the dead. It was granted. Then Iblis (satan) said to God that he will lurk in ambush of man on God’s Right Path. Again he said that he will go upon them from before them and from behind them and from their right hands and from their left hands for God would not find most of them beholden”.

Mankind does not see the Right Narrow Path, because it is hidden by Iblis. Also he tries to lead them into wrong, broad and worldly ways. But the Muslim world knows the broad path is not the right one to heaven. And still praying to God to show us the Right Path.

In the book of Injil (New Testament of the Bible) Jesus says, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” (Luke 13:24). In the Scripture of the Holy Bible, same Jesus declared : “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6).

The Qur’an says in 19:21 about Jesus as a revelation for mankind and a mercy from God, and it is a thing ordained.

Jesus destroyed the head of Iblis, and opened the narrow door of Heaven. He says: “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Also He has given grace for those who are born of God so they can overcome the world.

Yes! It is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. I John 5:4,5 says, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

But still it is very sad to say that Gospel is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).

The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5 that “there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

The Qur’an also says very clearly that Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near unto God (Qur’an 3:45). So we may keep our duty to God and obey Jesus (Qur’an 3:50; 43:61).

The Bible is the word of God. It well explained why Jesus, the Son of the Most High came down from heaven as the Son of Mary. "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" (Galatians 4:4).

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16).

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

"For Jesus hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him" (2Cor 5:21).

"But as many as received Jesus, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).

God doesn't allow anyone goes astray. Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, believe in Christ Jesus as the Son of God and your personal savior and Lord  to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven through the Right Narrow Path, which is Jesus, the Word of God (Kalimathullah),  – John 1:1,14; the Spirit of God (Ruhullah) – John 4:24, 2 Cor 3:17: and the Messiah of God (Massihullah) – John 4:26, who became a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).

Yes! Jesus is the Right Narrow Path. For He is the Way, the Truth and the Life  By faith in Jesus you can easily enter into the heaven.

Say the following prayer in your heart and by mouth. GOD THE HEAVENLY FATHER, I BELIEVE IN JESUS AS YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON WHO CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND DIED ON THE CROSS AND RISEN FROM THE DEAD TO GIVE ME ETERNAL LIFE AND SALVATION. I ACCEPT JESUS AS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR AND LORD. FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT THAT I MAY WALK WITH JESUS MY LORD ACCORDING HIS WILL AND COMMANDMENTS. AMEN !!