Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhali
The Status of the companions of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) verily they have, by Allah, a status and a great position with Allah the Blessed and Exalted, and with His Messenger (Peace be upon him) and with the true believers.
And the Quran is filled with addresses towards them, commendation of them and mention of them with beautiful attributes. Thus He describes them as those who posses tawqa and He describes them as doers of good, and as those who are patient, and those who are firm and those who are devout; all of this is in the Quran.
And the Sunna is filled with a clarification of this status of the noble companions, may Allah be pleased with them.