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Shafa’at: Intercession with God
Written in clear Sanskritised literary Bengali interspersed with a few pro-forma Arabic words. Render sMu'minin (Believers) with word debpujokera. No verse in the Qur'an and hadith mentions that Muhammad could intercede with God to forgive sins. Only a sinless Prophet could act as an intercessor on the Day of Judgement. Both the Qur'an and the hadith note sins by Muhammad and the Qur'an commands him (Muhammad) to ask forgiveness for his sins. Muslims argue that Muhammad could act as intercessor because God had forgiven his sins. Goldsack quotes many verses from the New Testament that Jesus never committed any sins: he is the only intercessor through whom to ask for forgiveness from God. This pamphlet contains very few Arabic or Persian words.
Title translation and description by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.
Rouse, G. H., Tracts on Islam. pages 859-870. Original item held by Global Interaction
pages 859-870 (12 pages)
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Goldsack, William and Goldsack, William, Reverend, “Shofayot,” Monash Collections Online, accessed April 1, 2023, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/34265.