Hazrat Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) had made it clear to his people who were disbelievers that he is free from them and their ways.
After all, the kuffaar don’t imitate us Muslims, so why should we imitate them. Imitating them and leaving our Islamic ways is a sign of suffering from an inferiority complex.
When we begin following them then the following things happen:
- Our values will change.
- Our clothing will change.
- Hayaa and shame will be lost.
- Eventually we will feel that that there is no harm in marrying them.
Hence, we need to be totally different from them and they should not expect us to follow them. We are required to stay within the borders and parameters of deen and not go beyond.