We compete. In material things. Things that will definitely benefit us in this world. But the companions. They used to race for other things. Things that wouldn’t necessarily benefit them in this world. A common man would think them crazy. But were they really?
When Allah’s Apostle got his head shaved, Abu-Talha was the first to take some of his hair.
It was just hair man. Why were they so crazy about it? Got an answer to that?