These are the Salaf
Shaykh Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani said about the Ayaah:
(وَمَنْ يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا)
《 And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination 》 [Soorah An-Nisa’ 115]
So the path of the believers: they are the Salaf as-Salih.
[Al-Huda wa Noor no. 544]