According to Anas b. Malik :
“Allah’s Messenger said: ‘I am the first of them to
come forth (from the grave). I will be their leader when they will
go in congregation. I will be their spokesperson when they will be
quiet. I will be their intercessor when they will be accounted, and
I will be their bringer of glad tidings when they are in despair.
Nobility and the keys of paradise will be in my hand on that Day,
for I am the noblest of the children of Adam in the sight of my
lord. A thousand servants will encircle me, as if they are concealed
eggs or scattered pearls!’”
Reported by al-Tirmidhi and al-Darimi and this is his wording.
Set forth by al-Tirmidhi in al-Sunan, Bk.: al-Manaqib, Ch.: Merit of
Prophet, 5/585, $ 361. Al-Darimi in al-Sunan, Ch.: Merits given to the
Prophet, 1/39, $ 48. Al-Daylami in Musnad al-Firdous, 1/47, $ 117. al-Khila’l
in al-Sunnah, 1/208, $ 235. al-Qazwynyi in al-Tadween Fi Akhbar Qazwain,
1/235. Ibn al-Jouzi in Sifat al-Safuwat, 1/182.