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Prayer or pleading with God on behalf of someone else. In addition to the references to those gods, humans or images who will be unable to intercede with God on behalf of humankind (cf. q 19:87; 36:23; see idols and images ) and the guilty (al- mujrimīn, q 74:41) who will not benefit from the assistance of any intercessors (al- shāfiʿīn, q 74:48), intercession ( shafāʿa) is mentioned in the Qurʾān with respect to angels (see angel ) prayi…

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Hoffman, Valerie J., “Intercession”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00097>

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