Sahaba luminous Stars for mankind to follow the companion of Prophet SAW


The Sahabah  are the foundation of this Deen and were the first to
propagate it. They acquired the Deen from Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and conveyed it to
us. They were the blessed group whom Allaah Jalla jalalahu had chosen to be the companions of His beloved Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam They are therefore most worthy of
being role models, whose example deserve emulation.

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas'ood used to say, "Anyone wishing to follow the (religious) ways of another should follow the ways of those who had already left the world, namely the companions of Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam who were the best
people of this Ummah. Their hearts were pure, their knowledge deep and pretentiousness (showing-off) was non-existent in their lives. Allaah Jalla jalalahu has selected them to be the companions of Rasulullaah SallallahuAlaihi Wasallam and to propagate HisDeen. You should thereforeacknowledge their virtue and distinction. Follow in their footsteps and adopt their character and lifestyles with all your strength because they were the ones on the path of guidance." ^

To understand the life of Rasulullaah SallallahuAlaihi Wasallam, it is only the lives of the Sahabah that can be used as a criterion because they were the fortunate group who benefited most from the lamp of Nabuwaat. The inspiring rays from the sun of Nabuwaat shone directly on them without any screen. It is impossible for
anyone after them to acquire the warmth of Imaan and the spiritual illumination that they received. It was only the assembly of the Sahabah  that the Qur'aan pays tribute to by declaring that Allaah ; is pleased with them, they are pleased with Him, and that they were rightly guided people as well as guides for others. It is because of this that the Ummah has always been unanimous about the fact that all the Sahabah  without exception were reliable and trustworthy. Any matter on which they all agreed is regarded as an authoritative
law in the Shari'ah. Anyone who rejects their virtuousness falls outside the fold of Islaam......................

(from foreword of book hayatus sahaba )