Tags: Excellence of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.)
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said that on the night of Meraaj, when he (s.a.w.a.) passed the gates of light, Allah talked to him (s.a.w.a.) and said: O Mohammad! Convey My Salaam to Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.), and inform him that he is My decisive proof on all creatures after you. I pour the rain of My blessings on My slaves through him; I keep everything evil away from them through him; and he is My decisive proof on them when they meet Me.
So they should follow his commands, obey his orders, and abstain when he abstains. If they do so, I will seat them next to Me and I will allow them to enter My Paradise. If they do not, I will put them with the worst of My enemies in Hell and I will not care.
Bashaarah al-Mustafa Le Shiah al-Murtaza p 157 Behaar al-Anwaar v 38 p 138