Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, from amongst my Ummah, there will be some people [i.e. ‘Ulama, martyrs and the pious] who will intercede for a large group of people and some who will intercede for a tribe, and some who will intercede for a small group, and some who will intercede for a single man, until they all enter Jannah”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2440)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar