Catastrophic results of following forefathers
The majority of mankind follow their forefathers in matters of faith. It is very rare that people change their faith on which they were born. Most people make sure that their off-springs too follow their religion or philosophy. Qur’an declares that majority of people in the world are not thankful or the rightly guided ones. So, if majority of the people in the world are not on the right path and a majority out of these people make sure that their off-springs follow the same path then it means that the majority of the people would lead their off-springs to a deviant path. Most people believe that by a stroke of great luck they were born in the rightly guided faith/sect and the others who follow different faiths, would be in trouble in matters of faith.
When a Messenger of Allah comes to the people and relate to them the signs of the Lord, these people say that this person wants them to deviate from the path their forefathers have been following.
[Sectarian 1.6 billion Ummah, haven’t we observed the spiral downfall since the Abbasi rule. The troika (Majoosi, Yehudi ,Nasrani) inserted ram kahani and we are happy with them. Results are easy to see every where ]
The only solution is change and change you must , no other choice available.
Qur’an=study in context plus cross reference
When it is said to them, 'Follow what God has revealed', they say, 'Nay! We will follow the ways of our ancestors.' What! Even though their ancestors (and the ancient Imams) were lacking in understanding and were not rightly guided? [5:104, 10:78, 11:62, 11:87, 21:53, 34:43, 38:7, 43:23. Hudan and derivatives = Prominent = Bright = Lighted = Clearly visible = Leading =Guidance = Lighthouse = A well-lit road = A landmark of identification inthe desert or sea]
When it is said to them, 'Come to what God has revealed and to His Messenger,they say, 'Enough for us is what we found our parents doing.' What! Even though their parents had no knowledge whatsoever and no guidance?
And when such people are told to follow what God has revealed, they say, 'Nay, we follow what we have found our fathers doing.' What! Even though Satan had invited them to the doom of Flames?'
When Our verses are conveyed to them in all clarity, they say, 'This is only a man who wants to divert you from what your ancestors used to worship.' And they say, 'This is nothing but an invented lie.' They who disbelieve say of the truth when it reaches them, 'This is nothing but an obvious magic.'
People do not value God as He must be valued when they say, 'God has not revealed His Message to any human being.' Ask them, 'Who then revealed the Scripture that Moses brought, a light and guidance for people? Although you put it down on parchment which you show, but you conceal a lot. You were taught what neither you, nor your ancestors knew before.' Say, 'God (revealed it).' Then leave them to enjoy their vain talk.
They are but names that you have invented, you and your ancestors, for which God has revealed no authority. They follow nothing but conjecture and their fantasies. Now the guidance from their Lord has come to them (hence, they have no excuses). [7:71-72]
They said, 'O Sho'aib! (We had thought that your religion was only a matter between you and your Lord.) Does your Salaat command you that we forsake what our fathers used to worship? Or, that we should give up doing what we like to do with our wealth and possessions? You, only you, are the clement, the rightly guided!'
But as soon as Moses came to them with Our clear verses, they said, 'This is nothing but magic (mysteriously forged lie). And we have never heard such (sermon) from our ancestors.'
Be not in doubt about the end of those who worship idols in any form. They only blindly follow their forefathers. They and their forefathers will get their due portion according to Our Laws.
Nay, but they say, 'We found our fathers following a certain religion, and we find our way in their footprints.'
(People will confront you with what the majority is doing, as proof of right and wrong.) Now if you pay heed to, or get intimidated by majority of those who live on earth, they will lead you astray from God's way. Most of the people follow nothing but conjecture and they only live by guesswork.
Were you present when death approached Jacob and he asked his children, 'Whom will you serve after me?' They answered, 'We will serve your God and the God of your forefathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac - the One True God. And for Him we are Muslimoon.'