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."
Ibn Abbas RA and his Solah
Abdullah bin Abbas RA suffered from
cataract of the eye. A doctor told him: "Treatment is possible,
provided you are willing to take precautions. It will be essential
for you to avoid prostrating yourself on the ground for five days.
However, you can use a wooden desk for performing Sajdah."
He said: "This cannot be so. I
would not say a single rakaat like that. I have heard Nabi SAW
saying, ‘A person who intentionally leaves out a single Solah,
shall have to face Divine wrath on the Day of Qiyaamah.’"
Solah....when it is time to.
it involves no direct breaking of the Law of Allah , it is quite
permissible to perform Solah in the way advised by the doctors.
Yet due to his utter devotion to Solah
and complete regard for Nabi's SAW warning, Abdullah bin Abbas RA
was ready to lose his eyesight rather than allow the slightest
modification in the Solah as performed by Nabi SAW himself. In fact,
the Sahaabah would sacrifice the whole world for their Solah. We may
call it 'fanaticism', or make any other remark about that devoted
group, but the decision in the Hereafter would prove, beyond doubt,
that they were those persons who really feared and loved their
Creator above everything else in this world.