Intercession is a debatable topic in Islam. Different schools of thought approach it differently. But nobody contradicts the belief that the Qur’an will intercede for its readers on the Day of Resurrection. Do you believe that the Quran will intercede for you? If yes, are you maintaining the right kind of relationship with the Quran? Or have you just left it there on a shelf to gather dust?
How will Quran Intercede for you?
Many Saheeh Hadith prove that the Quran will intercede for its companions on the Day of Judgement. Abu Umaamah al-Baahili says,
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “Read the Quran, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection interceding for its companions.”
– Muslim (804)
Another Sahabbi, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) says that the Prophet ( peace be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: O Lord, I kept him from his food and desires during the day; let me intercede for him. And the Quran will say: I kept him from sleeping during the night; let me intercede for him. And they will be allowed to intercede.”
- Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami‘, 7329
So will Quran intercede for you is for you to decide. If you decide to maintain a strong relationship with it, to love it and to live by it, it will come to your rescue.
Can the Quran testify against you?
Yes. Just like it can intercede in the favor of those who live by it and read it, it can testify against you. It will testify against those who went against its rulings, those who neglected, those who ignore its obligations and transgress against the limits it set.
Muslim (223) narrated that Abu Maalik al-Ash‘ari said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The Qur’aan is evidence for you or against you.”
It is entirely up to you whether you want it to stand for you or against you.
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