Hell is empty

I was talking to a 12 year old boy about being careful in the world wherever he may go.
I said: “Strive to do your best to always choose the safest option…
That is Islam…
The young are probably the most vulnerable to abuse.”
As I reached deep into my thoughts, he just naturally exclaimed:

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

“How true!” I thought.
As I understand it from the Quran, Hell is empty of its devils.
These devils could be humans or otherwise.
These devils could be wearing any religious or non-religious clothes.
However it will be filled with them but only after judgement.

And all of a sudden, the roles were reversed.
The student became the teacher and I just naturally assumed the position of student.
I said: “Who said that?”
He said: “Shakespeare, in ‘The Tempest’.”

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