The Sahaabah were the companions of Prophet Muhammad (saas). They are described in glowing terms by the Prophet (saas) as the following hadith from Sahih Muslim shows:
Book 30, Number 6159 Narrated Aisha: A person asked Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) as to who amongst the people were the best. He said: Of the generation to which I belong, then of the second generation (generation adjacent to my generation), then of the third generation (generation adjacent to the second generation).
Their lives remain a source of inspiration for the later generations of Muslims, including today’s. May Allah be pleased with all of them.