Peace and mercy of Allah be on you... About sacrifices, status and bounties of Allah the Exalted on Sahabah (Companions: may Allah be pleased with them) of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), Hazrat Aqdas Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said: “Hazrat Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) gave all his wealth and possessions in the path of God the Exalted. And himself, wore blanket. But what did Allah the Exalted gave him at this; made him king of all Arab and made Islam alive by his hand from new point. And showed again to make apostate-Arabiya alive. And gave him all that which was not in fancy and thought of anyone. In short, sincerity and purity and loyalty and regard of those people is follow-able of each Muslim. The life of Sahabah was a such life that this example does not exist in any Prophet’s life from life of all Prophets... The real thing is that, as long as human, by getting separated from his desires and aims, does not come in the Huzur (Presence) of God the Exalted, he does not obtain anything, rather he does his own loss. But if he gets separated from his all self’s desires and aims and go to the Huzur of God the Exalted empty handed and with pure heart, then God gives him, and God the Exalted does his help. But the very condition is this, that human should be ready to die and become sayer of goodbye to disgrace and death in His path....Look, world is a mortal thing, but its delight is received by those who leave it for the sake of God. It is the very reason, the person who is freind of God the Exalted, God the Exalted spreads acceptance for him in the world. It is the same acceptance, for which the one who is absorbed in world, do thousand efforts, so that, by any way, may a title is obtained or chair is obtained in any place or in Court and name is written in chair-sitters. In short, all worldly honors are given to him and his magnificence and acceptance is given in each heart, who becomes ready to leave and to lose everything for God the Exalted, not only ready but leaves. So it is, that everything is given to those who lose, for God the Exalted....... For earthly governments, the one who loses even very little, they get reward. So the one who loses for God, then will he not get reward. They do not die, until they get manifold than it which they have given in the path of God the Exalted. God the Exalted does not keep loan of anyone to Him. But it is sad, there are very few people who believe these things and know the reality of these.”
We see the models of those who show this sincerity and purity, benevolence and regard, with such splendor that surprises human. The power of spiritual cleansing of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) not only changed the directions of their loves from earthly life to God, but gave such heights to the standards of those loves whose example was nonexistent in world before..... How beautifully Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has mentioned the example of this rising and height, said: “The example of this standard of love and sacrifice by them is not even present in the lives of previous Prophets.” .......And as the state of followers of those prophets is concerned, it was very low as compared to Sahabah. These Sahabah were clean of all their self’s desires. They lived their lives by being clean heart and being pure for Allah the Exalted and only and only to get pleasure of Allah the Exalted. When this is the state, God the Exalted blesses and blesses limitlessly. We see these things in the lives of Sahabah. The events of some Sahabah are being presented how they brought their selves under God the Exalted and what models they showed.
Hazrat Abbad bin Bishr (may Allah be pleased with him) was an Ansari (local muslim from Madinah), martyred at the prime youth of age about 35.
An event about his ibadat (worship, devotion) and recitation of Holy Quran is mentioned by Hazrat Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her). On one night Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) woke up at time of Tahajjud, voice of recitation of Holy Quran was coming from mosque. (he s.a. used to wake up very early for Tahajjud). He (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) asked if this voice is of Abbad. Hazrat Aisha ra said, sounds like his voice. At this, Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) prayed for him: O Allah have mercy on Abad.
How fortunate were those people who directly obtained prayers of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) by spending nights in worships of night and recitation of Holy Quran. And they would call Allah the Exalted to please Him and to get His mercies.
Hazrat Abbad ra was sure, due a dream of his, that he would get status of martyrdom... Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri ra said, once Hazrat Abad ra told him: I saw in dream, sky splits and I entered in it and it merged again and came in its original state.
Due to this dream, he would say he was sure Allah the Exalted would give him status of martyrdom....His dream came true in battle of Yamamah and he received martyrdom while fighting with great bravery. His group became victorious over the foe... His body was recognized by a sign of body.
Hazrat Haram bin Malhan (may Allah be pleased with him) : This young man remained at forefront in teaching Quran to young people and others and in serving poor and ‘ashabe suffa’ (Suffah fraternity: immigrant Sahabah from Makkah who did not have any relatives in Madina, they kept learning Quran and Sunnah, they lived behind side of Masjid e nabwi). A tribe asked Holy Prophet sa for teachers for learning Islam but he sa felt danger hidden in question. Tribal head took full responsibility of security. So 70 teachers under leadership of Hazrat Milan were sent. But when they reached that tribe they were martyred by deception. They prayed, O Allah accept our sacrifices and inform about our condition to Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). Hazrat Gabriel (as) informed it to Holy Prophet (sa), he was very grieved and told Sahabah ra about it and prayed against oppressors for 30 days.
Hazrat Ubayy bin Kaab (may Allah be pleased with him) : Once Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) told him: Allah the Exalted has ordered me to recite Quran to you. He was surprised and asked: Has the Lord and Master of universe mentioned me by name and asked to recite Quran to me? Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) replied: Yes, He has mentioned you by name.
Sahaba were people who were oppressed then they would offered sacrifices. They were not like people of today who do oppression and say if we died we shall go to paradise. Sahabah were not like it, Sahabah fought against oppression not spread it.
They did not fight to do oppression, but when foe attacked then they did not show cowardice and showed gems of bravery and used their all capacities to gain pleasure of Allah the Exalted .
Hazrat Promised Messiah Messiah (on whom be peace) said: See the example of Sahabah. Actually the models of Sahabah is example of all Prophets ......more
Reference, and more, and about more Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) – Friday sermon March 9, 2018, by Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah be his helper), mta DOT tv and alislam DOT org and khalifaofislam DOT com