Both Allah SWT and Rasulullah SAW reciprocated the companions love and devotion.
"… God is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever." (Quran 9:100)
Rasulullah SAW said, "The best of my nation is my generation then those who follow them and then those who follow them."
VALOUR AND HEROISM
of death was unknown to the Sahabah . Therefore, they were fearless
and brave. A person who can face death can meet all situations. There
was neither love for wealth nor any fear for the enemy. I wish I
could also have this quality from these true heroes.
Jahsh and Sa’ad Pray for Each Other
Saad ibn Waqas is braveness in time of war and peace.
the eve of the battle Uhud, Abdullah bin Jahsh said to Sa’ad bin
Abi Waqqaas : ‘‘O, Sa’ad! Come, let us make dua together. Let
each one ask Allahfor the grant of his only wish, whilst the other
would say Aameen to it. In this way, the duas are more likely to be
answered by Allah .” Sa’ad agreed, and they both went to a corner
to make dua. Sa’ad was first to ask Allah , saying: “O Allah!
When the battle rages tomorrow, let me face a very strong and fierce
enemy. Let him attack me with might and power, and let me drive him
away with all my strength. Then, O Allah, let me be successful by
killing him for your sake, and allow me to have his possessions as
Abdullah started his dua, saying: “O Allah! let me face one of the
toughest fighters among the enemy tomorrow. Let him attack me with
full force and let me attack him with my full strength. Then let him
have the upper hand and kil1 me. He may cut my nose and ears from my
body. When I appear before you on the Day of Qiyaamah, You may ask
me, ‘How did you lose your nose and ears, O, Abdullah!,’ To which
I may reply, ‘These were lost in the way of Allahand His Nabi saw.’
Then You will say, ‘Yes! Surely these were lost in my way.’”
Warriors and fight for Islam -Saad ibn Waqqas
the battlefield next day, both of the Sahabah saw their duas answered
exactly as they had asked. Sa’ad says: “Abdullah’s dua was
better than mine. In the evening I noticed his ears and nose strung
in a thread.” This story on the one hand shows the great courage
and bravery on the part of Sahaabah while on the other hand it shows
their devotion and love for Allah . They were restless to face the
brave and strong amongst the enemy. Abdullah wishes Allah to prove on
the Day of Qiyaamah that his sacrifice was really for Allah’s
cause. What an excellent wish!