The most exceptional era in human history in terms of virtue, justice, altruism, and ethics was the era of the golden age of Islam. It is called a golden age because Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, whose inward spirit many Muslims understand as the original cause of creation, was alive in the world during that time. The spiritual power of the Prophet shaped the era in which he lived.
And it was then possible for great numbers of ordinary people to encounter him regularly and to get to know him well. The people of that honoured age emerged out of the darkness of violent ignorance and made their way to the civilisation of peaceful virtue. Then they climbed the peaks of the knowledge of Allah. Members of this community are therefore called the Venerable Companions of the Prophet. They were faithful to the Prophet in all matters.