"Follow the path of My Companions": It was narrated that Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyib said: “One of the camels of the booty got injured, so Umar RA slaughtered it and sent some of the meat to the wives of the Prophet SAW, and cooked the rest. Then he called some of the Muslims to come and eat, among whom was al-Abbas ibn Abdul-Muttalib. Al-Abbas said: “O Ameer al-Mumineen, why don’t you do this for us every day, so we can eat and chat with you?” Umar said, “I will never do it again. My two companions have passed on and they did certain things and followed a certain path. If I do something other than what they did I will end up on a path other than theirs.” [At-Tabaqat al-Kubra, 3/288; ash-Shaykhan min al-Baladhuri, p.222] From - Umar ibn Al-Khattab His Life & Times by Dr. Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi. p. 284 Peace.