Hadith on Wasilah: Ask Allah to bring the Prophet near to Him

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Ask Allah to grant me the means of approach. Verily, a servant does not ask for it in the world but that I will be a witness for him or intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 633

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَلُوا اللَّهَ لِي الْوَسِيلَةَ فَإِنَّهُ لَمْ يَسْأَلْهَا لِي عَبْدٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا كُنْتُ لَهُ شَهِيدًا أَوْ شَفِيعًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

633 المعجم الأوسط

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