Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Permission of Allah for intercession

Quran Chapter 20  108b to 110 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2010) درس قرآن

Permission of Allah for intercession

Chapter TAA-HAASurah – 20)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَّبِعُونَ ٱلدَّاعِىَلَا عِوَجَ لَهُۥ وَخَشَعَتِ ٱلْأَصْوَاتُ لِلرَّحْمَٰنِ فَلَا تَسْمَعُ إِلَّا هَمْسًا 108

 يَوْمَئِذٍ لَّا تَنفَعُ ٱلشَّفَٰعَةُ إِلَّا مَنْ أَذِنَ لَهُ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنُ وَرَضِىَ لَهُۥ قَوْلًا 109

 يَعْلَمُمَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِهِۦ عِلْمًا 110


108b.  and voices will be hushed in awe of the Beneficent, so that thou will hear but a faint murmur.


109.  On that Day no intercession will avail save (that of) him unto whom the Beneficent giveth leave and whose word He accepts.


110.  He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.

108b.  Wa  khasha-‘atil-  ‘aswaatu  lir-Rahmaani  falaa  tasma-‘u  ‘illaa  hamsaa.


109.  Yawma-‘izil-laa  tanfa-‘ush-Shafaa-‘atu  ‘illaa  man  ‘azina  lahur-Rahmaanu  wa  raziya  lahuu  qawlaa.


110.  Ya’-lamu  maa  bayna  ‘ay-diihim  wa  maa  khalfahum  wa  laa  yuhiituuna  biHii  ‘ilmaa.




Hamsun – (a faint murmur, weak sound like voice of the feet when walking), at the time of talking, shaking only lips and coming of the sound as murmuring. Voice of feet when those are stepped softly and hastily as the camel walks, such kind of voice is called “whispering”. On the Day of Resurrection, the entire dead mankind will get up by the Sound of the Trumpet and that Sound will bring them in running condition unto only one direction.


It is commanded: On that Day, the voice will not come out from the mouth of any person due to fear of the Beneficent. Only their lips will shake or light sound of their feet will come out. Except it, no sound will be heard. Intercession of any individual, for releasing the people from the awe and fear of doom, will not be useful there. However, to whom Allaah Almighty will give permission and will like to hear his saying, only that person will be able to speak and intercede.


Allaah Almighty knows the entire circumstances of every individual, whereas the people do not have complete knowledge even about themselves. They do not know that who is able to intercede. Only Allaah Almighty is Who will choose a Person by the help of His Knowledge and give him permission that he should intercede for the people at the time of such calamity. And that Person will be Muhammad, the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).