The Prophet (swt) was the best of creation who entrusted his knowledge to the best of generations the Sahaba (raa). Similarly narrated by ‘Imrãn ibn Husain, hadith 3650.
Chapter 1: The virtues of the Companions of the Prophet (saws), and any Muslim who enjoyed the company of the Prophet (saws) or saw him, is regarded as one of his Companions (raa).
Narrated ‘Abdullãh (raa) The Prophet (swt) said, “The best amongst the people are those living in my century (generation), and then those coming after them, and then those coming after the latter. Then there will come some people whose witness will precede their oaths, and their oaths will precede their witness.
Ibrahim, a sub-narrator said, “We were beaten for taking oaths by saying: ‘I bear witness by the Name of Allah’ or ‘by the Covenant of Allah’, when we were still children.”
[See Vol. 3, footnote of Hadith No.2652]
- They will be ready to bear witness or take oaths (falsely) readily as required.