The Arabic word الصراط المستقيم -Al-Siraat Al-Mustaqeem means ‘THE RIGHT WAY’.
Both Judaism and Islam believe that most of the prophets prayed to God/Allah that they be shown the right way.
Dawud (David) prayed, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” (Zabur[Psalm] 143: 8). Many Muslims, following their prophet, recite Sura 1 many times each day: “You alone we worship, and you alone we ask for help. Guide us to the right way or the straight path”.
Out of the 124 thousand prophets, Jesus is the only one to have ever claimed to be “The Way” when in the gospel of John he said: “I am the way, the truth and life”. He also said, “No one comes to the Father except through me” (14:6). Elsewhere in the Bible we learn that Jesus invited his followers to come and follow him. And, in the gospel of Mark (1:17), he said that there is no other way of salvation or eternal life without him.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we invite others that they too can follow “The Right Way” through Jesus. The amount of prayers will not lead us to the right way unless His grace and mercy is showered upon us. Without Jesus Christ there is no guarantee of salvation and eternal life.