Love of Prophet’s Family & the Companion
The Messenger of Almighty-Allah (Peace Be upon Him) has declared the Prophet’s Family as the ark of deliverance and safety and the Companions as the stars of guidance.
Translation: My Companions are like the stars of guidance. Whomever you follow, you will be guided. (Mishkaatul Masabeeh, Pg No. 54; Zujajatul Masabeeh, Vol. 5, Pg No. 334)
Hadhrath Mulla ‘Ali Qaari writes in Mirqat Ul Mafatih on the authority of Imam Fakhar uddin Radhi (May Almighty-Allah showers His mercy on both of them):
Translation: By the grace and benevolence of Almighty-AllahTala, we, the Ahle Sunnah are in the ship of the love of the Prophet’s Family and are also being guided by the stars of guidance i.e. the Companion of The Messenger of Allah (Peace Be upon Him). We hope that Almighty-Allah Most High will save us from horrors of the Day of Judgment and from the tortures of hell and will grant us high stations in heaven, which is eternal.
(Explanatory notes, Zujajatul Masabeeh, Vol. 5, Pg No. 315; Mirqatul Mafateeh, Vol. 5, Pg No. 610)