Qur'aanic Verse 37:70:
70. Fahum AAala atharihim yuhraAAoona
70. So they hasten to follow in their (fathers’) footsteps.4
4. This is the bane of our modern society as well. Right or wrong, people tend to follow their fathers’ footsteps. Muslims in the Indian subcontinent insist on visiting and praying at dead saints’ tombs because their fathers’ did so. They won’t listen if anyone tells them that their acts smack of shirk in Qur’aanic light.
The above is an extract from yet-to-be-published Qur'aanic Studies Manzil VI.