Taking the Diyah as depriving a father from his son's intercession
Q: Allah destined
that my 9-year-old son should die in an accident. Will accepting his Diyah (blood money) deprive me of his Shafa‘ah (intercession)
in the Hereafter? Please give me a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) on this matter. May Allah reward you with the best for what you do for me, Islam, and the Muslims!
You are given the choice to either take the Diyah or forgive it, and forgiveness is better. (Part No. 21; Page No. 263) Allah (Exalted be He) says (what means),
...but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allâh.
If you take the Diyah, it will not deprive you of your son’s Shafa‘ah, In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills), as it is your lawful right.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.