Aiding the Salafee by Way of Principles & Guidelines Related to the
Salafee Methodology by Shaykh Ubayd Al-Jabiri
As-Salafiyyah in the Arabic Language Means: Ascription to he who has
preceeded; meaning passed by.
In its legislative usage, it is: All those who have passed after the
Prophet Peace be upon him (following) his tracks; from the companions,
the Imaams amongst the Taabi’oon (successors of the companions), and
those after them.
Know, may Allaah bless you, that no one from the human beings in any
time or place founded Salafiyyah. So Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab
along with his brother Imaam Muhammad ibn Sa’ood were not the founders
Nor was anyone before them from the people of knowledge and the Imaams
of the religion and the true callers to this monotheistic religion its
founder; such as Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah and his students, and
those who were before him; such as the four Imaams and those who we have
named from the Imaams; nor from the Taabi’oon, nor from the companions
of Muhammad ﷺ nor was Muhammad ﷺ. Nor was it anyone who came before him
from the Prophets and Messengers, upon all of them be prayers and peace.
Rather, it is from Allaah. The Prophets and Messengers brought it. They
conveyed that which He 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 Allaah in conformity with this