The Sahabah

Sahabi is one who saw the Prophet (PBUH) or attended his holy company as a Muslim and died as a Muslim

There are thousands who came to him and accepted Islam and died as Muslim

The Sahabis rank variously But they are all higher in rank than the rest of the community of Muslims

Four of Sahabis rank higher than all others

1) Hadrat Abubaker Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him)
2) Hadrat Umar Faruq (may Allah be pleased with him)
3) Hadrat Uthman Ghani (may Allah be pleased with him)
4) Hadrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him)

These four dignitaries succeeded the Prophet (PBUH) as his Caliphs