How should we understand the hadith, “My intercession is for those who commit major sin in my community?”

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How should we understand the hadith, “My intercession is for those who commit major sin in my community?”

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Dear Brother / Sister,

Allah, who sends prophets as guides and leaders to humankind, by rendering them pure and sinless, gives a message: “Strive hard not to commit sins!"

The hadith should be evaluated under the light of the above-cited truth. It is logically impossible to infer from this hadith that “intercession will be possible for the people who commit major sins but those who commit minor sins will be deprived of this”.

When necessary attention is given to the hadith, these two important messages would be taken from the remark of the Prophet:

First, this hadith is a praiseworthy answer to the Mutazila sect which claim “committers of major sins are in the middle of somewhere between faith and disbelief”.

Second, after intercession permit is given (on the day of resurrection) first prophets, then angels, and then pious men will intercede before Allah on behalf of believers. This will occur according to the spiritual rank of all people... and major sins will be able to be forgiven by the intercession of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who is the most honorable person in the presence of Allah.

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Rahgeed Hassan

thank you

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