What is intended is that Allah, glorified is He, wishes to clarify for us and guide us to the traditions of those who came before us, about whom He said: “Those, they are whom Allah has guided, so follow their guidance.” (al-Anam 6:90) and they are those whom we are commanded to ask for guidance to their path in the ayah: “Guide us to the Straight Path, the path of those who you have favoured.” (al-Fatihah 1:6-7)

He, Exalted is He, prefers for us and commands us to follow their path, and it is the path of those who return to Him. Three matters are mentioned here: clarification, guidance and repentance.

Gardens of Purification by Ibn Taymiyyah Pages 51-52