The strength of the expression of this Ayah would seem, on the surface, to challenge the whole matter of taqlīd, which is the acceptance of an inherited position without calling it into question, and there are other Ayāt which have the same import. This Ayah and the ones like it, however, are connected to what came before them. That is because Allāh informs us about the ignorance of the Arabs in judging by their superstitious customs concerning animals like bahīra, sā'iba and wasīla, using as evidence the fact that their fathers did that, and the command to abandon such customs was revealed by Allāh to His Messenger.

They say, 'We are following what we found our fathers doing'
Imām al-Qurtubī