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What if Allahs message did not reach any person?

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Dear Brother Burhan, Salaam

I have always thought about people who never got the word of Allah because they happened to be born in a family of non-believers in a

far off place, in a mountain or a jungle, and NEVER KNEW that there is Quran in existance. What about these people who during their whole lives practised what they believed was right. And since they never knew of the existence of the Quran, they also did not know that they are supposed to go out seek the truth.


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What if Allahs message did not reach any person? 

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 15:Whosoever adopts the righteous way, his righteous conduct will be for his own good; and whosoever goes astray, his deviation shall brings its consequences on himself. No bearer of burden will bear the burden of another. And We do not inflict punishment until We have sent a Messenger (to the people).


In light of the guidance of the Holy Quran, Allah has given us the principle or foundation of His Justice. He will never inflict a punishment on a people, unless He has sent to them a Messenger who guides them to the Straight Path of Allah.


But, for arguments sake, lets assume that one is born and lived all his life in the mountains or jungles, and he genuinely never ever received the Message of Allah. In light of the above aayah, it is the promise of Allah that He will not inflict punishment until He has sent them the Message. Thus the case will be presented before Allah, and it is expected that Allah Subhanah will not do any injustice to this person who never ever received the Message of Allah.


The truth is brother, that in todays times, the Message is available to anyone who wants to listen to good caution and to anyone who wants to use his commonsense to determine the Truth from the falsehood. The reason the people who have chosen not to believe, is not because they have not received the Message, but because they have insisted on following the deen of their forefathers. They have not believed because they have found it easier and more convenient to live their lives without any fear of accountability in the Hereafter. They have not believed because they have learnt to separate their lives from their religion. They find it easier to attend only the most important occasions in their mosques, and temples, and churches, and synagogues, and leave the proceedings of the hereafter in the hands of their unscrupulous priests; who have promised them that they will help save them in the hereafter in exchange for some paltry worldly gains. The people have found this arrangement with the priests a convenient way of gaining both, this world, and the hereafter!


Little do they realize that all the false hopes and delusions and the guarantees by their holy men will amount to nothing in the Court of Allah, where the only thing that will have any value are the good deeds done on this earth! With this convenient arrangements with their unscrupulous holy men, they might be successful in this world; but for sure they will lose the eternal and ever lasting life of the hereafter! On that day, such people will have nothing but regrets and ignominy.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 170-171:When it is said to them, Follow the Commands that Allah has sent down, they reply, We will follow only what we found our forefathers practicing. Well, will they go on following their forefathers even though they did not use common sense and did not find the Right Way! The mental condition of those who rejected the way of Allah may be likened to that of the cattle whom the shepherd calls but they hear nothing except the sound of shouts and cries. They are deaf, they are dumb, they are blind; therefore they do not understand anything.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger! And they will say, O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisement and curse them severely.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 94:(And Allah will say), So, you have come before Us all alone, as We created you at first. Now, you have left behind all that We gave you in the world. Now We do not see with you those shufaa(intercessors), who, you believed, had a share in molding your destinies! All the relations between you and them have been cut off, and all those, in whom you trusted, have left you in the lurch.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 66:Note it well that all the dwellers of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah. And those who invoke partners besides Allah, follow nothing but surmises and merely indulge in guess-works!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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