The Intercession

Derived from

shīn fā ʿayn
yashfaʿ (verb) = intercede
l-shafāʿatu, l-shafāʿata (noun, feminine) = the intercession

 

Surah Al-Anbiyāa 28

yaʿlamu  mā  bayna  aydīhim  wamā  khalfahum
He knows what is before them and what will be after them

walā       yashfaʿūna        illā       limani      ir’taḍā
and they cannot intercede except on behalf of one whom He approves

wahum  min   khashyatihi   mush’fiqūna
and they, from fear of Him, are apprehensive

 

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Every Prophet had a prayer that was answered, and every Prophet offered this prayer in this world.  But I am saving my prayer so that I can intercede for my nation, and it reaches every one of them who dies not associating anything with Allah.”

English reference : Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4307
Arabic reference : Book 37, Hadith 4449

 

‘Awf bin Malik Al-Ashja’i said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Do you know what choice my Lord gave me on this night?’   We said: ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’    He said: ‘He (Allah) gave me the choice between admitting half of my nation to Paradise and intercession, and I chose intercession.’    We said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, pray that we will be among those people (the people for whom you will intercede).’    He said: ‘It is for every Muslim.’”

English reference : Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4317
Arabic reference : Book 37, Hadith 4460

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