Is Shafa’ah (Intercession) Right?

The lexical meaning of Shafa’ah Sayyid Sharif Jurjani says the following in Tarifat: Shafa’ah is to demand forgiveness for major sins. Tahanawi says it is “a request to attain a good situation or to get rid of harm by way of invocation.” (Kashshafu Istilihatu’l-Funun / 1st Volume / p: 1034) The translator of Kamus-u Muhit states: according to what the author states in Basair, it means (شفع) (شفاعه), a helper, an assistant or to ask forgiveness for and on behalf of the sinner. In few words, shafa’ah means to seek…

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