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A Sahabi (pl. Sahaba) as defined by ibn Hajar, in his book al-Isaba, is a person who met the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam as a believer and thereafter passed away as a Muslim. We have been instructed in numerous verses of the Quran and narrations of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam  to love and show respect for the Sahaba as Allah is pleased with them.


We love the Sahaba and we don’t disown any one of them. We hate anyone who hates them or does not speak well of them and we only speak well of them. Love for them is religion, belief and piety whilst hatred for them is disbelief, hypocrisy and transgression. (Al Aqeedah At Tahaawiya)
The Quran establishes their high status: Allah is well pleased with the first emigrants and helpers and those who followed them in good deeds, and they are well pleased with Him: He has prepared Gardens graced with flowing streams for them, there to remain for ever. That is the supreme triumph. (Quran, Surah Tawba 100)
The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has also praised the Sahaba and instructed us to love them and not show enmity or insult them. He said: The best of people is my generation and thereafter those that follow them. (Bukhari, Muslim)
Fear Allah, fear Allah with regards to my companions. Do not make them targets (of your criticism) after me. Whoever loves them he would love them on account of his love for me and whoever shows enmity towards them would do so on account of his being an enemy to me. Whoever insults them has insulted me and whoever insults me has insulted Allah. Whoever insults Allah, will soon be seized by Him. (Tirmidhi)
Imam Malik rahimahullah said that someone who finds in himself an ill-feeling or anger with regards to the Sahaba is a disbeliever because Allah says that He enrages the disbelievers with them, i.e. the Sahaba (Quran 48:29) "Whoever abuses my Sahaba, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people." (Tabaranee)
Be wary of any person who criticises or swears the Sahaba.
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