“…he who despises them, despises them because of despising me.”
الله الله في أصحابي ، لا تتخذوهم غرضا بعدي ، فمن أحبهم فبحبي أحبهم ، ومن أبغضهم فبغضي أبغضهم ، ومن آذاهم فقد آذاني ، ومن آذاني فقد آذى الله ، ومن آذى الله يوشك أن يأخذه
Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Mughaffal (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said,
Allah! Allah! my sahabah do not take them as target (for blame) after me. He who loves them, loves them because of my love and he who despises them, despises them because of despising me. And, he who hurts them, has hurt me; and, he who hurts me, hurts Allah; and, he who hurts Allah, soon He will seize him (in punishment).
[Tirmidhi, classified weak]