Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s.), the Distributor of Paradise and Hell
At the said Maqam-e-Mahmood, the most beautiful angel will come to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and salute him and say, "I am Rizwan, the keeper of paradise." Then he will submit the keys of paradise to the Holy Prophet. Thereafter a very fearsome and ugly angel will approach the Holy Prophet and submit the keys of hell to him. The Holy Prophet will entrust all the keys to the Amirul Mo-mineen Ali (a.s.). The Amir (a.s.) will come to the Sirat Bridge and only he will go to paradise those he permits. The leaping flames of hellfire will drag others to Hell.
The Holy Prophet will tell Amirul Mo-mineen, "0 Ali! The obedience of the hell fire to you is much more than the obedience of a slave to his master."
Adapted from the book: "The Hereafter (Ma'aad)" by: "Ayatullah Dastghaib Shiraazi"
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