The Prophet said : "There are 12 hypocrites among my Companions " حضور پاک نے فرمایا کہ میرے صحابہ کے درمیان 12 منافقین ہیں

This hadith is about those 12 hypocrites who tried to kill the Prophet(pbuh) in the valley of UQBA while the Prophet was on his way to Medina. The Prophet told their names to his righteous companion Hudhaifa Yamani who kept their names secret. Those names remained hidden among the Companions and the Prophet who was the true picture of mercy did not punish them.

There were lots of other hypocrites among the Companions, the Holy Quran says about those hypocrites (9:101)

" And among those around you of the bedouins are hypocrites, and [also] from the people of Madinah. They have become accustomed to hypocrisy. You, [O Muhammad], do not know them, [but] We know them. We will punish them twice [in this world]; then they will be returned to a great punishment."

Our Sunni fellows still insist all Companions are righteous, follow anyone then you will be guided. The above verse invalidates their theory. They don't know if they pick a companion to follow him, he could be hypocrite according to the above verse!

Sometimes our Sunni fellows tell us stories that actually all the Companions are righteous but those who did bad stuff, they are automatically out of companionship. They are no more Companions!

But this hadith of Sahih Muslim invalidates their theory. The Prophet counted those bad people as his Companions even they tried to kill the Prophet. This narration invalidates the Sunni definition of Sahabi.

For more information please read our articles.

Sunni point of view about the Companions of  The Holy Prophet

Sunni point of view about the Companions of  The Holy Prophet

12 Hypocrite