SuperStars Series - Stories from the lives of noble companions
The noble companions used to love Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, and he used to love them too. Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, declared them as our model. It is now our responsibility to follow our stars and reach our destination in Jannah.
"The best of people are those living in my time. Then come those who follow them, and then come those who follow them. " (Bukhari)
"I swear by Him in Whose hand my life is that, even if one among you had as much gold as Mount Uhud and spent it in the way of Allah, this would not be equal in reward to a few handfuls of them or even to half of that." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
"... Refrain from using bad language about my Companions! . . . Refrain from using bad language about my Companions! Do not make them the target of your attacks after me! Whoever loves them, loves them on account of his love of me; whoever hates them, hates them on account of his hatred of me. He who hurts them, has hurt me, and he who hurts me, has hurt Allah, he who hurts Allah, Allah will punish him." (At-Tirmidhi)
In his book 'Hilyat al-Awliya’, Abu Nu`aym R.A. quotes `Abdullah ibn `Umar as saying: "Whoever desires to follow a straight path, should follow the path of the righteous early Muslims who have passed away. They are the Companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). They are the best among his Ummah, the purest in heart, the deepest in knowledge, and the farthest from false display of piety. They are a community whom Allah chose for the company of His Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) and the conveyance of His religion. Try to be like them in conduct and follow their way. They are the Companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). I swear by Allah, the Lord of the Ka`bah, that they were on true guidance. (Abu Nu`aym)