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Zul Haj 1424

Volume 20 No 2

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

The myth of intercession

Big lie against Prophet Muhammad

"Why do they not study the Quran? Do they have locks on their minds?" (47:24)

God Almighty says in the Quran: "Never would a human being whom God blessed with the scripture and prophethood say to people, "Idolize me beside God." Instead, (he would say), "Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone," according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn. (3:79)

The Quran proclaims that "All intercession belongs to God" (39:44), and that there will be "no intercession on the Day of Judgment" (2:254).

Yet millions of Muslims follow a hadith (saying) that reported that

prophet Muhammad supposedly said, "Whoever (of my followers) visit my tomb it is binding on me to plead for (Mercy and Forgiveness) on his (or her) behalf (on the Day of Judgment)".

What a big lie attributed to prophet!!! The fabricator of this hadith is in fact an enemy of the prophet and Satan’s companion. He either tried to prove that Muhammad disobeyed the Quranic teaching or did not understand the Quran. We learn in the Quran about the hadith fabricators:

"We have permitted the enemies of every prophet—human and jinn devils—to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You

shall disregard them and their fabrications." (6:112)

To believe that anyone, other than God, can intercede on our behalf to have our sins forgiven or our wishes fulfilled is to set up partners with God. This is idolatry. Idolatry is a serious, unforgivable offense:

"God does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols beside God, has forged a horrendous offense." (4:48)

The myth of intercession is one of Satan’s most effective tricks to dupe millions of Muslims into idol worship. Many Muslims believe that Muhammad will intercede on their behalf.

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