Question 543: I would like to ask about a Hadeeth which I heard, but I do not know whether it is Saheeh (authentic), Hasan (good), or Mawdoo` (fabricated). The Hadeeth says that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: My Shafaa`ah (intercession) will be for those among my Ummah who have committed major sins. May Allaah reward you with the best for enlightening us. Al-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you).
Answer: The Hadeeth mentioned above concerning the Prophet’s Shafaa`ah (intercession) for the believers who have committed major sins is Saheeh (authentic)... read more here.