بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
I’d like to take you back in time to an institute of learning 1400 years ago. I’d say that this institute was not much different from the one we attend, but that would be a blatant lie. This institute was special, extremely special. Why you may ask? The reasons are countless. Some of them are The teacher was: Muhammed ﷺ The students: Sahaabah The institute was in: Makkah The examiner: Allah And the certificate: رضي الله عنهم.
These students might have graduated with flying colours but they were not willing to rest. In fact, they sacrificed everything they had, their lives, time, effort and money to make sure that their Deen spread to the far corners of the world. But how much do we actually know about these illustrious people. These are the people who sacrificed everything so that Deen can come to us. We need to learn about them and take lesson from their lives. In whatever aspect you need guidance, you will find it. Nabi ﷺ said, " My Sahaabah are like guiding stars, whomsoever you follow you will be rightly guided."
You want to add emotion to your Ibaadat, just look to the life of Abu Bakr.
You suffering family problems, just look at the life of Mus'ab Bin Umair.
You're trying hard to be steadfast in the face of oppression, Look at Bilal Bin Rabah
You need a spurt of bravery, read the life of Baraa Ibn Maalik
You want to know true repentance, read the story of Tha'labah ibn Abdur Rahmaan
رضي الله عنهم.
If you think the lives of Sahabah are boring and monotonous, then think again. These were true heroes. Unlike today's role models who are honoured and loved because of one incident, these Sahaabah's entire lives are full of incidents that demand admiration, respect and honour.