The Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) are the forerunners in Deen and were blessed to receive Deen directly from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Hence, they are the medium between the ummah and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala thus used them for the preservation of the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the knowledge of Deen. Since they were responsible for conveying the knowledge of the Qur’an and the Sunnah to the ummah, one can understand that the entire superstructure of Deen rests on the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum). If one removes the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) from the equation, nothing of Deen will remain protected and safeguarded as the authenticity of the Qur’an and the reliability of the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) will be totally lost. Hence, it is the ploy of the shias to defame, revile, criticize and discredit the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) in order to destroy the entire Deen of Islam.
Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الله الله في أصحابي لا تتخذوهم غرضا بعدي فمن أحبهم فبحبي أحبهم ومن أبغضهم فببغضي أبغضهم ومن آذاهم فقد آذاني ومن آذاني فقد آذى الله ومن آذى الله فيوشك أن يأخذه (ترمذي #3862)
“Fear Allah, fear Allah regarding my Sahaabah! Do not make them a target of criticism after my demise. Whoever loves them, then it is on account of his love for me that he loves my Sahaabah, and whoever hates them, then it is on account of the hatred which he has for me that he hates them. The one who hurts them has certainly hurt me, and the one who hurts me has certainly displeased Allah Ta’ala. Verily the one who displeases Allah Ta’ala, then Allah Ta’ala will most surely take him to task.”