The "Salafis" deny absolutely that Allah gives permission to human beings to take out fellow human beings from the Fire. They camouflage their deviated belief by quoting the hadith of the Prophet from Abu Hurayra:
"O People of Quraysh, secure deliverance from Allaah (by doing good deeds). I cannot help you at all against Allaah. O sons of Abdul-Muttalib, I cannot help you at all against Allaah; O (my uncle) Abbas ibn Abdul-Muttalib, O (my aunt) Safeeyah, I cannot help you at all against Allaah; O Faatimah, daughter of Muhammad, ask me whatever you like, but I have nothing which can help you against Allaah." (Saheeh Muslim, Vol 1, Hadith #402, English Translation)
However, they have failed as usual to understand the actual meaning of this hadith although it is explicit enough in their own text! nor have they placed this hadith in the context of what is firmly established and obligatory to believe in Islam. The meaning of the hadith is that the Prophet was ordered by Allah to declare that he cannot help anyone, even his own relatives both near and far, AGAINST ALLAH or APART FROM HIM, that is, if they die in unbelief. The reason for this is that there is no intercession for the unbelievers. The correct translation of the hadith of Muslim is:
When the verse: "And warn thy nearest kindred" (26:214)
was revealed, the Prophet said: "O assembly of the Quraysh!
Ransom your souls from Allah, for I can avail you nothing without
Allah! O sons of `Abd al-Muttalib, I can avail you nothing without
Allah! O `Abbas son of `Abd al-Muttalib, I can avail you nothing
without Allah! O Safiyya aunt of Allah's Messenger, I can avail
you nothing without Allah! O Fatima, daughter of Allah's Messenger,
ask me what you will, but I can avail you nothing without Allah!
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Furthermore, as we have already said, there is intercession for the believers, and one of the fundamentals of belief in Islam is to know that Allah will allow intercession with Him to take place on the Day of Judgment, and he will give permission for certain elect people to go and take out from the Fire whomever they choose.
It may be that such benefit will be denied to those who deny its existence! As for us, we believe in it, according to the religion of Islam and the doctrine of Ahl al-Sunna, and we have our proofs against those who open the doors of heresy and deviation, and we seek refuge in Allah from those who call Muslims to misguidance.
Following are three authentic proofs for the tenet that intercession saves one from the Fire by Allah's permission:
- The hadith of the Great Intercession narrated by Bukhari, already cited above, whereby the Prophet four times is told: "Go and take out from the Fire whoever has a modicum of faith..." or "whoever said shahada."
- The hadith, narrated by Bukhari, of the Prophet's promise of intercession for his uncle Abu Talib if only he declares the shahada. This has also already been cited.
- The hadith of Anas ibn Malik in Tirmidhi with a good chain, and he said it is hasan gharib:
Anas asked the Prophet to intercede for him and he replied: "I will do it (ana fa`il)." Anas asked: "O Messenger of Allah, where should I look for you on the Day of Resurrection?" The Prophet said: "First look for me at the Bridge." He said: "What if I don't find you at the Bridge?" The Prophet said: "Look for me at the Balance." He said: "What if I don't find you at the Balance?" The Prophet said: "Then look for me at the Pond, for I will not be absent from these three places."
Narrated by Tirmidhi with a sound chain in his Sunan (hasan
gharib) and Ahmad in his Musnad. al-Mundhiri cites
it in al- Targhib (4:425) and al-Zabidi in the Ithaf
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- The hadith from Jabir narrated by Muslim and Ahmad, and the latter also narrates it from Abu Hurayra, whereby the Prophet said:
"My similitude with you is that of a man who built a fire
into which grasshoppers and moths began to fall, while the man
is trying to prevent them. Similarly, I am holding you by your
waist-knots away from the Fire, but you break free from my hand."
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- The hadith of Abu al-Jad`a who narrated that the Prophet said:
"More men will enter Paradise through the intercession of
one man than there are people in the tribe of Banu Tamim."
They asked him: "Other than you?" He said: "Other
than me," and it was said Uways al-Qarani was meant. Tirmidhi
(hasan sahih gharib), Ibn Majah, Ahmad through three chains,
and al-Hakim (sahih).
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- The hadith narrated from Abu Umama by Ahmad through three good chains whereby the Prophet said:
Verily, there will enter Paradise through the intercession of
a single man who is not a Prophet, as many people as there are
in the two locations of the tribes of Rabi`a and Mudar -- or in
one of them (the narrator is uncertain).
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- The hadith of Abu Sa`id al-Khudri and Anas who respectively
narrated that the Prophet said: "One will be told: Stand,
O So-and-so, and make intercession, and he will stand and make
intercession for his tribe and his family and for one man or two
men or more according to his works." Tirmidhi (hasan),
Ahmad through two chains, and al-Bazzar in his Musnad.
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