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What is a person has never come into contact with Islam?

What is a person has never come into contact with Islam?


Salam Osama, I recently watched a really interesting documentary about untouched tribes in the Amazon who have never come into contact with their outside world. If a person has never come into contact with the ideology of Islam, then what? Does Islam deal with this in anyway in terms of how they will be judged on the day of judgement or whether they can really be blamed for not being Muslim?

Wa alykum as-salaam,

The Qur’an addresses this issue quite explicitly:

“Now every community has had an apostle; and only after their apostle has appeared [and delivered his message] is judgment passed on them, in all equity; and never are they wronged.” [10:47]

“Verily, We have sent thee with the truth, as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner: for there never was any community but a warner has [lived and] passed away in its midst.” [35:24] This verse signifies that that while The Prophet has The Truth, all societies have had their warners, all of whom were mortals and who died.

“And never have We sent forth any apostle otherwise than [with a message] in his own people’s tongue, so that he might make [the truth] clear unto them;” [14:4]

Therefore God is The Sole Judge and The Only Source of Knowledge that may be able to judge who had adequate access to Islam and who didn’t, who has received The Message of God or not, and for us to speculate who does or who doesn’t is simple conjecture and to venture into a realm that is reserved for Almighty God, Alone.

I hope this answered your question, insha Allah.

I pray this reaches you and your families in the best of health and Iman, insha Allah.

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