company of Mohammed
48-29: "Muhammad is the apostle of God, and those who are with him,"
With him in what? In these conditions and these deeds not just with him in time or place. Whoever with him in conditions and deeds, they are really with him even if they are one thousand five hundred years after him or more or less, or even if they are too far away at the same time because farness and nearness is just related to following our master the messenger of God, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him). God ordered the nation to follow the beloved prophet, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him), if they want to dispel any grieve.
So his companions, their followers and the followers of their followers, if sustenance, victory or any other need got delayed or late, they search and reconsider their following of the messenger of God. If they rectify what they neglected of his Sunna, they find God's kindness and His grace come to them again. A righteous man once said: "I know and value my relation with God even from my animal's unrest or my wife's manner."
I.e. if his animal is not quiet, this means there is a defect in his following, and if his wife is not dealing well with him, then there is something wrong in the way.
God says to righteous people about such signs:
7-201: "Those who fear God, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, they remember God and soon become perceptive."
Imam Abul-Aza'em said:
"Surrender and follow his Sunna, be aware as the fortress of religion is the way to safety. Stand on fire if it is the order of Sharia, then it will be cool for you by God's mercy."
If Sunna tells you to stand on fire, follow it. Imam Abul-Aza'em recommends a believer at this respect by a short aphorism but has a strong and a great meaning, he said: "Keep to Sunna even if you are told you will surely go to paradise."
This means that even if you are told you will go to heavens, don’t be lazy in following Sunna, because God guarantees happiness and satisfaction in following the prophet, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him). Following the messenger of God, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him),is the biggest door to get God's grace and His bounty, God says:
3-31: "Say: If you do love God, Follow me, God will love you and forgive you your sins,"
A Muslim still follows the messenger of God, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him), in apparent and hidden matters because dignity is not in apparent following but in hidden intentions, deeds are accepted according to intentions.
Lots of people only care about apparent following, they neglect following him in intentions and pure inward thoughts, so they don’t get hidden mercy, or rare wisdom, or unique knowledge from divine Exalted Esquire, because they only follow him apparently whereas the important thing is following him in intentions.