. According to Abu Sa’id al-Khudri :
“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘al-Waseela
(intermediation) is the supreme position near Allah 9. Nothing is
more superior than that position. Therefore, Pray to Allah the
Almighty, for bestowing me al-Waseela.’”
According to Abu Hurayra :
“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Recite salutations (al- Salawat) on me, the salutation on me is the charity for you. Pray
to Allah 9 the Almighty, for bestowing me al-Waseela.’ They
said: ‘What is al-Waseela, O Messenger of Allah ?’ He said: ‘A
very high rank in paradise. No one can reach that except one
man, and I hope am that man.’”
Reported by Ibn Abi Shaybah, Abu Ya’la. al-Haythami said; ‘It
is narrated by al-Bazzar. The chain of transmission includes Daw’ud b.
U’lba; according to Imam Ibn al-Numair, he is a reliebale narrator.
Set forth by Ahmad b. Hanbal in al-Musnad, 3/83, $ 11800. al-Tabarani in
al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, 2/278, $ 1489. al-Haythami in Majma al-Zawayd, 1/332.
al-Hindi in Kanz al-Ummaal, 7/698, $ 20984.
78 Set forth by Ibn Abi Sahybah in al-Musannaf, 6/325, $ 31784. Abu Ya’la in
al-Musnad, 11/298, $ 6414. Ibn Rahwiya in al-Musnad, 1/315, $ 297. alHaythami in Majma al-Zawayd, 1/332. al-Haarith in al-Musnad, 2/962, $
1062. Ibn Kathir in Tafseer al-Quran al-Azeem, 3/514