Intercession is Not Attained with Shirk

Shaikh ‘Abdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

Intercession [on the Day of Judgment] can only be attained by removing [shirk–worshipping or equating other than Allāh with Allāh] from tawḥīd; so whoever’s tawḥīd is more complete is more deserving of intercession; [intercession] is not, [as some people think], attained by doing shirk with one whose intercession is sought.