This is another article in the chapter Probable Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.
INTERCEDING FOR THE GUILTY
p75.12 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,
“He whose intercession comes between a criminal and one of Allah’s prescribed penalties has defied Allah in His command.”