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Sura 34
Aya 23
وَلا تَنفَعُ الشَّفاعَةُ عِندَهُ إِلّا لِمَن أَذِنَ لَهُ ۚ حَتّىٰ إِذا فُزِّعَ عَن قُلوبِهِم قالوا ماذا قالَ رَبُّكُم ۖ قالُوا الحَقَّ ۖ وَهُوَ العَلِيُّ الكَبيرُ

Muhammad Asad

And, before Him, intercession can be of no avail [to any] save one in whose case He may have granted leave [therefor]:1 so much so that when the terror [of the Last Hour] is lifted from their hearts, they [who have been resurrected] will ask [one another], "What has your Sustainer decreed [for you]?" - [to which] the others will answer, "Whatever is true and deserved2 - for He alone is exalted, great!"
  • Regarding the Qur'anic concept of "intercession", see note 7 on 10:3. Cf. also 19:87 and 20:109.
  • Lit., "the truth" - i.e., whatever God decides regarding His grant or refusal of leave for intercession (which is synonymous with His redemptive acceptance or His rejection of the human being concerned) will conform with the requirements of absolute truth and justice (see note 74 on 19:87).