عنوان مقاله [English]
The literary meaning of “Shafa’ah” is “pair” and its idiomatic meaning is “supplying forgiveness and help for the sinners by the intercessors” and it is divided to two types of intercession in genesis and canonization.
There is no contradiction among the Quranic verses about intercession, and they unanimously emphasize that this right is initially for Allah and it is given to some special servants by His permission.
The Hadith sources of both Shi’a and Ah Al-Sunnah confirm intercession and say that this teaching eliminates hopelessness among the sinners and creates a spiritual connection with the intercessors. None of the doubts propounded by Wahhabis about intercession is acceptable.