Four Companions are most prominent: Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddiq radiallahu anhu. He took the place of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and supervised the matters of the religion. He is therefore called the first Khalifah. He is the best person in the entire ummat. After him comes Hadrat Umar radiallahu anhu. He is the second Khalifah. After him is the third Khalifah, Hadrat Uthman radiallahu anhu. After him is the fourth Khalifah, Hadrat Ali radiallahu anhu.
The status of the Sahabah is so high that even the greatest of walis cannot reach a stage equal to the lowest Sahabi.
All the children and wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are worthy of respect. Among his children, Hadrat Fatima radiallahu anha has the highest status. Among his wives, Hadrat Khadija and Hadrat Aisha radiallahu anhuma have the highest status.