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."
Proceeding in the path of Allah SWT - During the month of Ramadhan
The location belief - Battle of Badr took place in Ramadhan
Rasulullah SAW proceeds
to Badr and to Makkah during the Month of Ramadhan, Saidina Umar RA
says that it was during Ramadhan that they marched with Rasulullah
SAW for t h e Battle of Badr and for the conquest of Makkah.
(5)Another narration quotes that Saidina Umar RA said, "We
marched on two military expeditions with Rasulullah SAW during
Ramadhan; the Battle of Badr and the conquest of Makkah. On both
occasions, we did not fast." ( 6 ) Abdullaah bin Abbas RA says,
"Three hundred and thirteen Muslims participated in the Battle
of Badr. Amongst these, seventy six were from the Muhaajirin. It was
on Friday the 17th of Ramadhan that the Mushrikin were defeated in
the Battle of Badr." (') Another narration from Abdullaah bin
Abbas RA states that the Sahabah RA participating in the Battle of
Badr numbered just more than three hundred and ten.
The narration also adds,
"The Ansaar numbered two hundred and thirty six and it was
Saidina Ali RA who carried the flag of the Muhaajirin." (2) Yet
another from Abdullaah bin Abbas RA states , "When Rasulullah
SAW left for the journey, he appointed Abu Ruhm Kulthoom bin Husayn
bin Utba bin Khalaf Ghifaari RA as his deputy in Madinah. It was on
the tenth of Ramadhan that he left. Rasulullah fasted and so did the
Sahabah RA with him. However, when they reached Kudayd, an oasis
located between Usfaan and Amaj, Rasulullah SAW terminated his fast.
The Conquest of Makkah
Rasulullah SAW then
proceeded until he set up camp at Marruz Zahraan along with the ten
thousand Sahabah RA with him." (3) Abdullaah bin Abbas RA has
also narrated that Rasulullah SAW proceeded in Ramadhan to conquer
Makkah and fasted until he reached Kudayd. ( 4 ) Another narration
states that when Rasulullah SAW left to conquer Makkah during
Ramadhan, he was fasting until the road passed by Kudayd at midday.
The Sahabah RA, were thirsty and started craning their necks (in
search of water). They had started becoming uneasy when Rasulullaah
SAW asked for a cup of water. He then took it in his hand so that
everyone could clearly see it. Thereafter, he drank the water and the
Sahabah RA followed suit. 6)
(1) Haakim (Vol.2 Pg.98).
(2) Haakim (Vol.2 Pg.98).
(3) Ibn Asaakir, as quoted in Kanzul
(4)Maalik and Bayhaqi, a s quoted in
Kanzul Ummaal(Vol.2 Pg.295).
( I ) Bayhaqi (Vo1.9 Pg.173). Ibn Abi
Shayba has also reported the narration a s quoted in Kanzul
(2) Bayhaqi (Vol.9 Pg.173).
(4) Bayhaqi (Vo1.9 Pg. 175).
(5)Tirmidhi, a s quoted in
FatlhulBaari(Vo1.4 Pg. 131).
( 6 ) Ibn Sa'd and Ahmad, a s quoted in
Kanzul UmmaaI(Vo1.4 Pg.329).