Written and Translated by: Engr. Afsaneh Cooper July 24, 2019
Abrahamic religions are perfect sources of methods of relationship leaders and others. Specially in Shi'a Islam there are traditions associated with verses of the Holy Qur'an which teaches people how to relate to People of the Power or Leaders. The most important thing which one in this world should consider is answer to the questions of 1. Is there any key for Heaven door? 2. Is there any key for Hell door? 3. Is there any gate keeper (s) for these Heaven and Hell doors? 4. Is there any assistant gate keeper (s) for the Hell and Heaven Doors? To find answers to above four questions, the references at the bottom of this web page were investigated. One hadith [tradition] says: "In the Standing of "Mahmoud" on the Day of Judgment, the most beautiful angels would approach to Prophet Muhammad [s.a.]. One would greet him and say, 'I am Rizvan, the key holder of Heaven' and he would present the keys of Heaven to Messenger of Allah. Then a horrific angle would come and present the keys of Hell to the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah would deposit both of these keys to Imam Ali (a.s.) and the Majesty approaches the Sirat [the bridge which the righteous only can cross on the road to paradise]. Whoever was permitted by Imam Ali [a.s.] would then enter the Heaven, otherwise the blaze of would pull him down. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.) told Imam Ali: O' Ali, obediency of Fire from you would be more than the obediency of a slave from his master. Imam Raza (a.s.) promised that he would hold the hand of pilgrims of his grave, on Sirat.
The accountants of the Day of Judgments are Devine Leaders: Sheikh Sadouq-Behar-Vol 7-PP 251: Allah has taken the authority of the account of the Prophets himself and has authorised the prophets for the account of the successors of the Prophets and has authorised the account of the nations to their Imams [Religous leader, Prelate, Pontif, off spring of Imam]. Imam Sadiq [a.s.]: Almighty Allah would authorise the account of our Shi'as to us on the Day of judgment. Imam Kazem [a.s.]: The account of people is with us. Qur'an-Soureh Ghashieh-last verse: Verily the account of them is with us. Imam Sadiq (a.s.) interpreted above verse: Account of each group relates to the Imam of the Time of the same group. Quran-Soureh Takathur-Verse 8: On the Rising Day [Qyamat] Certainly you would be questioned from the blessing which has been given to you. Al-Mizan Interpretation of Qur'an-Vol 20- pp 499: It is in traditions that the the meaning of "blessing" in above verse is "Governance of the Infallible Imam" [Velayat]. Traditions from Behar-Vol. 7, PP 272: On the Rising Day [Qyamat] there would be a question about the Pathway of Governance of Ahl-ul-Bait (a.s.) [Velayat] from people. Traditions from Behar-Vol. 7, PP 258: On the Rising Day [Qyamat] Human would not move from his/her place unless he would be questioned from "lifetime, prime of life (youth), wealth and Pathway of Governance of Ahl-ul-Bait (a.s.) [Velayat]". Prophet Muhammad (s.a.): whoever recall someone with an attribute, which is not in him by vilification, Allah would imprison him/her in Hell Fire, until he applies his words! Quran, Soureh Muddathir: People of Heaven would ask from People of the Hell, "What happened that you entered the Hell?" They would say, "We were not people of Prayer (Salat), we did not believe in the Rising Day [Qyamat], we were indifferent towards disadvantaged people and we were drawned in vain". Prophet Muhammad (s.a.)_Behar ul-Anvar, Vol 7, PP 213: Whoever causes enmity and discord among Muslims by mischief-making and snide remarks, on the Day of Rising [Qyamat] would be bitten by snake sting. Aso Prophet Muhammad said, "Those who make a person be overthrown in society by fabricated testimonies, false witnessing and by making fraudulant files and records, on the Day of Judgment [Qyamat], they would be hung through their tongues and would be located besides Hypocrites [Munafiqeen]. Part of Majma`a ul-Bayan Interpretation of Quran-Soureh Anbia-verse 19: Ma`az asked from Prophet Muhammad about this verse: "On the Rising Day [Qyamat] that they would blow into Trumpet, people would arrive group by group", what does it mean? Prophet said, "O' Ma`az you ask about a great subject, then tears appeared in the blessing eyes of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.) and he said: "My nation (ommat) would split into ten categories that offcourse Allah would separate these ten categories from among Muslims and would change their faces. Some would be tied to a branch of Fire, who are those that in this world they gossiped and backbited in front of Kings or leaders and caused means of trouble and abuse for people. [...] (9 other Muslims cathegories were omitted as they are irrelevant to this topic).
On the wall of Vanak Church in city of Isfahan from half centuries ago, one can see paintings of 6 m high on the wall of that church, showing Hell and Heven with biting snakes and Hell people. These evidences proves that not all punishment of people are in this world, but there is a Day of Judgment which Christians and Muslims both believe in it for the supreme judgment of people's behaviour after our death.
References: 1. "Ma'ad" [Rising Day], written by Mohsen Qaraati, Publisher: Office of Islamic Publication, Tehran, Iran" 2. "Ma'ad", Written by Haj Sayyid Abdul_Hussein Dastgheib, Publisher: Library of Atiq Jami'a Mosque, Shiraz, Iran. 3. Book: Nahjul Fasahih, written by Abul_Qasim Payandeh, published in Iran. _________________________________________________