Both Allah SWT and Rasulullah SAW reciprocated the companions love and devotion.
"… God is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever." (Quran 9:100)
Rasulullah SAW said, "The best of my nation is my generation then those who follow them and then those who follow them."
Hadhrat Abu Bakr and a soothsayer's food
Haram or Halal
Hadhrat Abu Bakr had a slave who used to
give him a portion of his daily income as the master's share. Once he
brought him some food and Hadhrat Abu Bakr took a morsel from it.
Then the slave remarked: "You always enquire about the source of
what I bring to you, but today you have not done so."
He replied: "I was feeling so
hungry that I failed to do that. Tell me how did you obtain this
The slave said: "Before I embraced
Islam, I practiced soothsaying. During those days I came across some
people for whom I practiced some of my charms. They promised to pay
me for that later on. I happened to pass by those people today, while
they were engaged in a marriage ceremony, and they gave me this food."
Hadhrat Abu Bakr exclaimed: “Ah! You
would have surely killed me?" He then tried to vomit the morsel
he had swallowed, but could not do so, as his stomach had been quite
Saidina Abu Bakar
Somebody suggested to him to take water to his
fill and then try to vomit the morsel. He sent for a cup of water and
kept on taking water and forcing it out, until the morsel was vomited
out. Somebody remarked: "May Allah have mercy on you! You put
yourself to such trouble for one single morsel." To this he
replied: "I would have forced it out even if I had to lose my
life. I have heard Nabi SAW saying. 'The flesh nourished by haraam
food, is destined for the fire of Jahannam.' I, therefore hurried to
vomit this morsel, in case any portion of my body should receive
nourishment from it."
Many stories of this nature have been
reported about Hadhrat Abu Bakr . As he was very particular and would
not taste anything but that about which he was perfectly sure. Even
the slightest doubt about its being 'halaal' would make him vomit
what he had taken.