Are we doing the same???
Allah Pak says
“This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” (Al-Maidah 5: 3)
So if we believe that our religion is complete then do we need anything new to help it solve problems? No. As Allah Pak says it is complete so it will serve the task of guiding mankind till the day of judgement but there are people who invent new things and tell people that these are either from Allah OR part of Deen OR are required. These things (Innovations/Bidaa’t) can come from our forefathers or from so called scholars. So what does Quran say about such people
“When it is said to them, ‘Follow what Allah has sent down.’ They say, ‘No! We shall follow what we found our fathers following. What! Even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?’ (Al-Baqarah 2:170)
Lets ask Quran what happens if we mix our selves with such people.
“If you were to follow most of them on earth they will lead you away from the way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture, they do nothing but lie.” (Al-Anam 6:116)
So they don’t have any proof (Daleel) for performing such things.