The following are examples of istighatsa’, using intermediaries and intercessors, by means of the Prophet (s.a.w.) during his life.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said, “My life is a great good for you; you will relate about me and it will be related to you. And my death is a great good for you; your actions will be presented to me,” meaning that it will be presented him in his grave, “and if I see goodness, I will praise Allah, and if see other than that, I will ask Forgiveness of him.”
This hadits is cited by Qadhi ‘Iyadh (r.a.) in his ash-Shifa’. Imam as-Suyuthi (q.s.) wrote in his Manahil asw-Swafa fi Takhrij Ahadits ash-Shifa’, “ibn Abi ‘Usamah cites it in his Musnad from the hadits of Bakr ibn ‘Abdullah al-Mazni, and al-Bazzar from the hadits of ibn Mas`ud with a swahih chain.”
Imam ibn Majah (r.a.) recorded in his Shifa’ Sharif, ‘Utsman ibn Haniff (r.a.) said that a blind man came to the court of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and said, “O Messenger of…