In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
We say the best of men after Muhammad (Pbuh) are his two ministers, Abubakar Siddiq and Umar bin al-Khattab (RA).
After AbuBakr and Umar (the two ministers of the Prophet Pbuh) then come the best of men, Uthman bin Affan, the successful one.
You want to know the fourth, he is the best of men after Abubakar, Umar and Uthman...he is none other than Ali (RA), the custodian of good.
Ali bin Abi Talib (RA) is the custodian of good and with good he became successful.
On the day of Khaybar the Prophet (Pbuh) confirmed that Allaah and His Rasul love Ali ibn Abi Talib and that Ali love Allaah and His Rasul.
Abu Hurayrah related that Uthman bin Affan (RA) purchased the Paradise from Rasulullah (Pbuh) twice; the day of Ruma (Ruma well) and the day of Tabuk.
On the day of Tabuk expedition, Uthman single handedly equipped the entire Muslim army and the Prophet (Pbuh) said nothing will harm him after that day.
These four companions (AbuBakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali RA) are indeed a group whose lofty position on the zenith of Firdaus can no be doubted.
What can inform you about the greatness of Saeed bin Zaid and Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas and AbdurRahman bin 'Auf and Talha bin Ubaydullah and Abu Ubayda bin al-Jarrah Aamir the warrior?
How can I forget Zubayr bin al-Awwam, the praiseworthy one. We only say good about every Sahabah (RA)...
Who are we to say anything bad about any Sahabi.(RA)..Verily, clear revelations have explained in details their great virtue...
In Suratul Fath and Taubah there are verses that praise the Sahabah beyond words.
What can express the excellent fortune of AbuBakr for whom the Prophet (P) said: "No man's wealth has benefited me more than the wealth of Abubakr."
Oh! what can express the good fortune of the Sahaba, they witnessed the early morning of Islam, they heard the Prophet reciting the Qur'an and it was in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
Don't ever ever involve yourself in antagonizing or insulting any Sahabi, wallahi if you do that..Jahannam will be a reality.
Those that insult the Sahaba have no any sense....don't listen to them, don't pay heed to their lies and deceptions. Allaah has praised the companions and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Our beloved Prophet (SAW) said: "A believer does not hate AbuBakr and Umar and a hypocrite does not like them." Taarikhul Baghdad of Khatibul Baghdad.
Let's spread the message of the status of Sahabah to stifle the spread of a dodgy aqeedah that believes in nothing other than insulting and belittling the best of men after the Prophets.