Virtues of Sahabah : "Allah is pleased with the first to lead the way from the Muhaajireen, the Ansar, and those who followed them with sincerity and they are please with Him. He has prepared for them such Jannaat beneath which rivers flow, in which they shall live forever. This is the ultimate success."[Surah Taubah: 100]
Sayings of Prophet Mohammed about his companions (the Sahabah)
"Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that" [Bukharee, Muslim].
"Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people"[Tabaranee].
"The sign of faith is love of the Ansar and the sign of hypocrisy is the hatred of Ansar" [Bukharee, Muslim].
"My Sahabah are like stars, You will be rightly guided by following any one of them" [Razeen, Jam'ul Fawaa`id]
Companions (Sahabah) are all those who met Prophet Mohammed and died as Muslims. One of the fundamental beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama`ah, that at times distinguishes them from heretics is their belief in the Companions (Sahabah) of Prophet Mohammed and all that has been mentioned about their virtues, merits and characteristics in the Qur'an and Sunnah.