Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

These two verses in Sura Al-Baqara are very clear that no friend can intercede to his friend on the day of Judgment just because of their friendship or partnership (O you who believe, Spend from what have provided you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship nor intercession). This is stated in verse 2:254. It is clear that mere friendship or partnership will never allow intercession. In verse 2:255 which is known as Ayatul Kursi, it is stating that no one can intercede but only by Allah's permission. There is no contradiction at all if you understand the real translation of the verses.

Verse 2:254 refutes materialistic intercession, while verse 2:255 states the real intercession by permission of Allah.