Benefit: Who Could Possibly Believe that the Salafī Methodology Is Unsuitable?!
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
There isn’t a methodology that is more ideal and suitable; rather, there isn’t a single suitable methodology other than the methodology of the Salaf of this Ummah—the Companions (رضي الله عنهم), the Tāba‘īn, and whoever followed their path and emulated their actions—because Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) is the one who devised it. Therefore, disliking it undoubtedly conflicts with believing in him (ﷺ).
Those who transmitted this methodology were those honorable men whom Allāh chose to accompany His Prophet (ﷺ) and whom He prepared to succeed him (ﷺ). They are Abū Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmān, ‘Ali, and their brothers (رضي الله عنهم). Therefore, is there a Muslim who believes that this methodology is not suitable?!
Source: Al-Ḥukm ‘Ala’ al-Shayi Far‘ ‘An Taṣawwurhi, pg. 80.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed
Reviewed by: Abū Ismāʿīl Muṣṭafá George