The Sahaabah were the companions of Prophet Muhammad . They are described in glowing terms by the Prophet as the following hadith from Sahih Muslim shows:
Narrated Aisha: A person asked Allah's Apostle 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).
Below is a partial list of some of the companions of the Prophet . Their lives remain a source of inspiration for the later generations of Muslims, including today's. May Allah be pleased with all of them.