And when they commit a Fahisha (evil deed), they say: “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has commanded it on us”. Say: “Nay, Allah never commands Fahisha. Do you say of Allah what you know not?” Quran: 7: 28

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Quran: Chapter 8, ‘Wa Lau An-nana’ ‘And even if We had sent down’, Sura: 7 ‘Al-Araf’ ‘The Heights (or The Wall with Elevations)’, Verse: 28

Verse 28: And when they commit a Fahisha (evil deed), they say: “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has commanded it on us”. Say: “Nay, Allah never commands Fahisha. Do you say of Allah what you know not?”

Explanation by Ibne Kathir[The respected Imam, Abu Al-Fida', `Imad Ad-Din Isma il bin 'Umar bin Kathir Al-Qurashi Al-Busrawi- born in Busra 701 H- died in Damascus in 774 H// b. 1301 Christian Era– d. 1373CE. http://www.dar-us-salam.com/authors/hafiz-ibn-kathir.htm ]

Disbelievers commit Sins and claim that Allah commanded Them to do so!

Mujahid said, “The idolators used to go around the House (Ka`bah) in Tawaf while naked, saying, `We perform Tawaf as our mothers gave birth to us.’

The woman would cover her sexual organ with something saying, `Today, some or all of it will appear, but whatever appears from it, I do not allow it (it is not for adultery or for men to enjoy looking at!).”’

Allah sent down the Ayah, وَإِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَاحِشَةً قَالُواْ وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهَا آبَاءنَا وَاللّهُ أَمَرَنَا بِهَا …                        

And when they commit a Fahishah (sin), they say: “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has commanded it for us.”

I say, the Arabs, with the exception of the Quraysh, used to perform Tawaf naked.

[to circumambulate the Kaaba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawaf ] 

They claimed they would not make Tawaf while wearing the clothes that they disobeyed Allah in. As for the Quraysh, known as Al-Hums, they used to perform Tawaf in their regular clothes. Whoever among the Arabs borrowed a garment from one of Al-Hums, he would wear it while in Tawaf. And whoever wore a new garment, would discard it and none would wear it after him on completion of Tawaf. Those who did not have a new garment, or were not given one by Al-Hums, then they would perform Tawaf while naked.

Even women would go around in Tawaf while naked, and one of them would cover her sexual organ with something and proclaim, “Today, a part or all of it will appear, but whatever appears from it I do not allow it.”

Women used to perform Tawaf while naked usually at night. This was a practice that the idolators invented on their own, following only their forefathers in this regard. They falsely claimed that what their forefathers did was in fact following the order and legislation of Allah. Allah then refuted them, Allah said,

 وَإِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَاحِشَةً قَالُواْ وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهَا آبَاءنَا وَاللّهُ أَمَرَنَا بِهَا

(And when they commit a Fahishah, they say: “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has commanded it for us”).

Allah does not order Fahsha’, but orders Justice and Sincerity    

Allah replied to this false claim,

… قُلْ …

Say, (O Muhammad, to those who claimed this),

… إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْفَحْشَاء …

“Nay, Allah never commands Fahsha’…,”

meaning, the practice you indulge in is a despicable sin, and Allah does not command such a thing.

… أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٢٨﴾

“Do you say about Allah what you know not!’

that is, do you attribute to Allah statements that you are not certain are true.

http://www.quran4u.com/Tafsir%20Ibn%20Kathir/007%20A’raf.htm#وَإِذَا 

Explanation by samia2010oct: We all must strictly live our lives according to the divine rules given by Allah SubHanWa Ta’ala in the Holy Quran and as explained by the traditions of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him (The Sunnah). I think it is not nudity alone. Actually we must not do any action what so ever which goes against the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah and which goes against the spirit of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. We must act according to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah no matter what our parents say or do in their ignorance about religion. We remember here that according to Quran and Sunnah we must always be extremely respectful towards our parents. We must never ever raise our voice in front of our parents. We must sit in a low, diminished posture when in company of our parents. We must talk to our parents and elders in a soft and low voice (lower than parent’s voice) and with utmost respect we must tell our parents and elders what the Holy Quran and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH say about the particular situation. It is Big Sin, Gunaah e Kabira, to act against the divine rules of The Holy Quran and the Sunnah, and to act against the spirit of the Holy Quran and Sunnah, even if our parents, in their ignorance, tell us to do something that goes against the Holy Quran and Sunnah, we must not do it and refuse politely. The one who goes against the Holy Quran and against the traditions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH will have the punishment of unbearable burning of whole body by Unending Fire.

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