by Akmal Hasan
Narrated : Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) drew a line for us and then
said: That is the path shown by Allah. Then he drew several other
lines on his right and left sides and said: These are the paths on
every side of which there is a devil calling towards it. He then
recited this verse: `Verily this path of Mine is straight so adhere
Transmitted by Ahmad, Nasa'i and Darimi. THE STRAIGHT
He Rasulallah (sallallahu 'alaihi wassalam) once drew a
The man so great so sublime.
And he (sallallahu 'alaihi wassalam) said, "This is my Path"
All other trails obtain Allah's Wrath.
And again he drew some more lines joining that line
A devil sitting on each of these, calling people to join.
So people, never jaywalk leaving the True Way.
If you do, your own soul you betray.
Such an easy and clear path he showed
The Mercy of Allah on which is bestowed.
So dear people why should one stray?
When the road to success is before us lay.
This Straight Path of Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wassalam) is our
All other alleys, short cuts, trails etc goes astray.
Hold on with your molar teeth on this path was his advice,
Only fools ignore it, and the one that heeds is wise.
Hammam narrated that Hudhayfah said, "O Group of al-Qurra', follow
the straight path, for then you have taken a great lead (and will
be the leaders), but if you divert to the right or left, then you
will go far astray."