Sirat al-mostaghim الصراط المستقيم meaning in quran
serat al-mostaghim (/ṣirāṭ/ /al/ /mustaqym/)
The word /sirāṭ/
/sirāṭ/ that has changed into /ṣirāṭ/ through history, is driven from the root /sarata/. Meaning of /Sarata/ is close to “to swallow”.
To swallow is not only about eating, basically /sarata/ means when something drags something else into itself and makes it as part of itself like “to Assimilate” or “to unify’ .
Like a drop of water that dissolves in the ocean and the ocean absorbs it.
so /ṣirāṭ/ means, when something is absorbing something else and dissolving it in itself
The word / Mustaqym /
/ Mustaqym / is driven from the root / Qawama / and / Qāma / which means to arise
/Mustaqym / has been derived in the form /Mustafil / that make the root to mean who seeks being subject of a verb.
/Mustaqym/ means seeking to be arisen. It does not mean straight.
So /Mustaqym/ refers to someone who wants all his potentials to be actualized and become apparent.
So /ṣirāṭ/ /al/ /mustaqym/ means that we seek our actualization, flourishing and making our powers and abilities arisen and apparent through a confrontation with God and through being unified with God in that encounter.