As for the interpretation of the Salaf as-Saalih then that is how we interpret, and what they acted upon is which we act upon, what they left off is what we leave.
In their (our salaf’s) words is sufficiency and more, there is no truth that one finds in the words of those who came after except that it can be found in their words in the most succinct and comprehensive of ways.
You find the person who has turned to the Way of the Salaf, in the beginning, strict and determined to keep far away from the people of innovation and sects.
This lasts for some time, but then he is presented a misconception from one who clothes himself in the garb of Salafiyyah.
There could be clear people of innovation opposing the Sunnah yet they do not speak about them. This is the effort we experienced from some horn blowers where every group adheres to something specific or a specific manhaj so you find some making others astray and this is the effort.
So if he is upon the manhaj of the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and the manhaj of the Salaf us-Saalih, he will become one of the inhabitants of Paradise by Allaah’s permission.
From the Important Principles of Salafiyyah for every Salafi to Know, is knowing the difference between declaring someone to be an innovator, and warning from someone. And to know when each is used.