17-The Intercession Of The Prophets
17 _ THE INTERCESSION OF THE PROPHETS
WE BELIEVE that all the prophets, particularly our prophet, are in a position to intercede with God on behalf of a certain group of sinners. This intercession must be, and is by the leave of God.
"No intercessor can plead with Him, except after His leave."
THE HOLY QUR?N _ S10: 3
"Who is there to intercede in His presence, except with His permission."
THE HOLY QUR?N _ S2: 255
If in some of the the Holy QUR?NIC verses we see that intercesion is rejeted: it refers to the absolute intercession, and not that which is by God's leave:_
"O, Believers! Bestow in alms a part of that which we have given you, before that day arrives in which there shall be neither trading, nor friendship, and nor intercession."
THE HOLY QUR?N _ S2: 254
Here the independent intercession is meant which is not by the leave of God___ We have always repeated that some of the Holy QUR?NIC verses describe some other.
WE BELIEVE that the intercession is a good means for training and turning the sinners to the right path. It enjoins virtue and sanctity, and inspires hope
in these who deserve it. It also is a notice to the sinners:_ not to ruin the bridges behind themselves, and live a little way of return to their Merciful Lord.