Shaikh Ubaid Ibn Abdillah Al-Jabiri | Miraath Publications
Know, may Allah bless you, that no one from the human beings in any time or place founded Salafiyyah. rather it is from Allah. the Prophets and Messengers brought it to their respective people. They conveyed that which He The Mighty and Majestic wished from the worship legislatively, as did those who came after them from their companions and followers. So whoever came after them were callers to Allah in conformity with this Salafiyyah.
Due to this Salafiyyah does not depend on anything except the texts. So all of the statements and actions of the people, the scale upon which they are weighed according to us are two, The Qur’an & the Sunnah and The Consensus. So whoever conforms with a text or with the consensus, then it is accepted. Whoever opposes the text or consensus then that which he has come with from statement or action is rejected whoever he may be.
As for the Salafee methodology it is: Following all of that which has come from Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him) and clinging to that in statement and action. This is the Salafee Methodology. It is the Salafee way. It is the path of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah.