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 Talha and his Salaah
The important of Kyusuk in Solat
Hadhrat Abu Talha was
once saying his Solah in his garden. His attention was drawn towards
a bird that fluttered about, but could not find a way out of the
thick branches and leaves. For a short moment, he followed the bird
with his eyes and forgot the number of rakaats. Upon this mistake,
his sorrow knew no bounds. Immediately he presented himself to Nabi
SAW and said: "O Nabi of Allah , this garden of mine has been
the cause of a diversion in my Solah. I give it away in the cause of
Allah . Kindly spend it as may appear proper to you."
Istiqomah in performing your solat
A similar occasion arose,
in the time of Hadhrat Uthman RA , concerning one of the Ansaar. While
he was saying his Solah in his garden, the branches of the trees
which were weighed down in abundance with luxurious ripe juicy dates
caught his eyes and he felt pleased with it. This made him forget the
number of rakaats in his Solah. He was so much stricken with grief
that he decided to give away the garden that had distracted him from
his Solah. He approached Hadhrat Uthman RA and gave the garden to him
for using in the path of Allah . Hadhrat Uthman had the garden sold
for fifty thousand dirhams and spent the money as desired. This shows
the value the Sahabah set on their Iman. Hadhrat Abu Talha was
prepared to give away his orchard worth fifty thousand dirhams
because it had interfered with his Solah. According to Shah
Waliullah, the Sufis give preference to obedience to Allah SWT over
anything that distracts from it.