The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) clearly stated that ten of his Companions would be in Paradise. Ahmad reports from Sa’id ibn Zayd, and Tirmidhi reports from ‘Abdul-Rahman ibn ‘Awf, that the Prophet, (صلى الله عليه وسلم) , said:
“Abu Bakr will be in Paradise, ‘Umar will be in Paradise, ‘Uthman will be in Paradise, ‘Ali will be in Paradise, Talhah will be in Paradise, Al-Zubayr will be in Paradise, ‘Abdul-Rahman ibn ‘Awf will be in Paradise, Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas will be in Paradise, Sa’id ibn Zayd will be in Paradise and Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah will be in Paradise.” (Its isnad is sahih. Sahih al-Jami’ as-Saghir, 1/70, no. 50)
Narrated Imran bin Husain: “Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, ‘The best of my followers are those living in my generation (i.e. my contemporaries). and then those who will follow the latter” ‘Imran added, “I do not remember whether he mentioned two or three generations after his generation, then the Prophet added, ‘There will come after you, people who will bear witness without being asked to do so, and will be treacherous and untrustworthy, and they will vow and never fulfill their vows, and fatness will appear among them.” (Sahih al bukhari, Book: Companions of the Prophet, Hadith 2).
Narrated Abu Said: The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Do not abuse my companions for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in Allah’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.” (Sahih al-bukhari, Book: Companions of the Prophet, Hadith 22)
All of these ten Companions were the earliest converts to Islam and all of them emigrated in the way of Allah.
Allah says about all the early converts to Islam from the emigrants (Muhajreen) and the helpers (Ansar) in the Quran:
“And the first to embrace Islâm of the Muhâjirûn and the Ansâr and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allâh is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.” (Surah At-Tawbah 9:100)
The Companions were cavaliers by Day and spent their nights in prayer. They were chaste, sincere and pious. They were people who knew self control of the mind, body and temper. Paradise is the final abode of all pious and sincere believers. There were many Companions who were given the glad tidings of Paradise as an acknowledgement of their virtues and high status.
The Ten Sahabah Promised Al Jannah:
1. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (573-634 C.E)
2. Umar bin Al-Khattab Al-Faruq (584-644 C.E)
3. Uthman bin Affan, Dhun-Nurayn (577-656 C.E)
4. Ali bin Abi Talib (600-661 C.E)
5. Talha bin Ubaidullah (596-656 C.E)
6. Zubair bin Al-Awwam (596-656 C.E)
7. Abdur-Rahman bin Awf (580-652 C.E.)
8. Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas (600-675 C.E)
9. Sa’id ibn Zayd (593-673 C.E)
10. Abu Ubaidah Aamir bin Abdullah bin Al-Jarrah (583-638 C.E)
Others Given Glad Tidings:
Narrated ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) she said: I said: O Messenger of Allah, (صلى الله عليه وسلم) who among your wives will be in Paradise? He said: “Verily, you will be one of them.” Narrated by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak (4/14). He said: Its isnaad is saheeh although they (al-Bukhaari and Muslim) did not narrate it. al-Dhahabi classed it as saheeh in al-Talkhees. Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) said in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (no. 1142): It is (saheeh) according to the conditions of Muslim.
Narrated ‘Aisha: He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) added, ‘But this year he reviewed it with me twice, and therefore I think that my time of death has approached. So, be afraid of Allah, and be patient, for I am the best predecessor for you (in the Hereafter).’ ” Fatima added, “So I wept as you (‘Aisha) witnessed. And when the Prophet saw me in this sorrowful state, he confided the second secret to me saying, ‘O Fatima! Will you not be pleased that you will be chief of all the believing women (or chief of the women of this nation i.e. my followers?”) (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book: Asking Permision, Hadith 301)
Narrated ‘Aisha: I did not feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as much as I did of Khadija (although) she died before he married me, for I often heard him mentioning her, and Allah had told him to give her the good tidings that she would have a palace of Qasab (i.e. pipes of precious stones and pearls in Paradise), and whenever he slaughtered a sheep, he would send her women-friends a good share of it. (Sahih al-bukhari, Book: Merits of the Helpers in Madinah (Ansaar), Hadith 164)
Anas reported that Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: I entered Paradise and heard the noise of steps. I said: Who is it? They said: She is Ghumaisa, daughter of Milhan, the mother of Anas b. Malik. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith 6011)
It is Narrated in the sahih from the Hadith of Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to visit Um Haram bint Milhan she was the wife of ‘Ubada bin As-Samit. One day the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah’s Apostle slept and afterwards woke up smiling. Um Haram asked. “What makes you smile. O Allah’s Apostle?” He said. “Some of my followers were presented before me in my dream as fighters in Allah’s Cause sailing in the middle of the seas like kings on the thrones or like kings sitting on their thrones.” (The narrator Ishaq is not sure as to which expression was correct). Um Haram added. ‘I said. “O Allah’s Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me one of them;” So Allah’s Apostle invoked Allah for her and then laid his head down (and slept). Then he woke up smiling (again). (Um Haram added): I said. “What makes you smile. O Allah’s Apostle?” He said. “Some people of my followers were presented before me (in a dream) as fighters in Allah’s Cause.” He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said the same as he had said before. I said. “O Allah’s Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me from them.” He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said. “You are among the first ones.” Then Um Haram sailed over the sea during the Caliphate of Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan and she fell down from her riding animal after coming ashore and died. (Volume 9.Book 87. Number 130)
Narrated ‘Ata bin Abi Rabah: Ibn ‘Abbas said to me, “Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “This black lady came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and said, ‘I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.’ The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said (to her), ‘If you wish, be patient and you will have (enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.’ She said, ‘I will remain patient,’ and added, ‘but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.’ So he invoked Allah for her.” [Al Bukhari] It was narrated by ‘Ata that he saw the black woman Umm Zufar sitting next to the Kaabah.
Zayd ibn ‘Amr ibn Nufayl narrated from ‘Â’ishah , that the Messenger of Allâh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “I entered Paradise and I saw that Zayd ibn ‘Amr ibn Nufayl had two levels.”(Classified as sahih by Shaykh Albaani).