Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzaan: Saying 'I Am Salafi' Means Following the Salaf With Precision, in Knowledge and Action
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Tuesday, July, 29 2014 and filed under Salafiyyah

The Shaykh provided a benefit in this regard in the following words:

Regarding His saying, "And the first forerunners [in the faith] among the Muhajireen and the Ansar and those who followed them with ihsaan" (9:100), meaning with precision (itqaan), and not just as a mere claim alone. So whoever says, 'I am Salafi', 'I am upon the way of the Salaf', and then when you ask him about the way of the Salaf, what is it?', he says, 'I don't know.' We say: You are not Salafi, because you do not know the way of the Salaf, "...and those who followed them with ihsaan, meaning in knowledge and action, not just a mere claim. So learn the way of the Salaf and what they were upon so that you may hold fast to it and proceed upon it.

Source: Al-Ijaabaat al-Faasilah an Shubuhaat al-Haasilah (p. 67).
Translated by Abu Iyaad.