Is this Hadith authentic?
أنا سيد ولد آدم يوم القيامة وأول من ينشق عنه القبر وأول شافع وأول مشفع
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2278)
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
I am the leader of the children of Adam on the Day of Qiyamah, the first whose grave will open [i.e. the first to be resurrected], the first to intercede and the first whose intercession will be accepted.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar