What are the conditions for offering intercession?

SHAFAQNA – There are three conditions for the intercession to be granted by Allah (SWT).

  1. God grants permission to the intercessor: Not everyone can be in the position of intercession, unless God is satisfied with and grants that person the permission, and the intercessor fears Allah (SWT). This is explained in Ayah 28 of Surah Al-Anbia: “God knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they offer no intercession except for those who are acceptable (to God), and they stand in awe and reverence of God’s glory.” There are other Ayahs in the holy Quran in this regard.
  2. The belief of the person who intercession is offered on his/her behalf: That the one who on his/her behalf intercession is offered is a believer and has made a mistake, but he/she is not a disbeliever or polytheist; as the intercession of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) on behalf of his uncle and the intercession of Prophet Noah (AS) on behalf of his disbeliever son were not accepted.
  3. The possibility of having intercession: Intercession cannot be offered for any act which is regarded as disbelief, polytheism, and wrong deeds; like the wrong deed of the son of Prophet Noah (AS).
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