Originally Posted by j4763
I think you need to understand that prophets are just messengers from God, they come to give the message to give people glad-tidings of paradise and hellfire.
They inform the people that there is only one God worthy of worship, without any associates. That they should do good, and forbid the evil etc. They bring the laws that God has ordained on the people, but it is only the people that can make the decision to accept islam (submission to God.)
Some people choose to follow the laws of God, in return for paradise. Some people reject the prophets/messengers, and enjoy this life for a while, and get the punishment of hellfire in the afterlife because they rejected the God that created them.
No-one; including prophets, messengers, muslims (submitters of God) etc. can force anyone to become a muslim, but instead - they should show the truth to the people who don't know the truth, eg. to worship God alone without any associates, to establish prayer, to give to the poor, to smile at your brother etc.
I (God) have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.
And some of the examples above examples are forms of worshipping God.
God also says: "If My servants ask you about Me, tell them I am near, ready to answer those who call upon Me?" [Qur'an 2:186]
And you are God's servant (because your God's creation), so why not give it a try? :okay:
Anyway, the reason why the aborigines may not be guided is because a messenger of God may have come to them (from among them eg. same ethnicity, same language etc.) and told them to obey God, but they may have rejected the messenger, and stuck to their traditional ways of worshipping idols etc.
So the ones that worshipped God may have moved away, from them and the others stuck to their own ways of associating partners with God [which is a major sin.]
Another thing you have to realise is that there have been messengers, prophets from all over the world. But God may not have mentioned their race, tribe, color etc. in the scriptures eg. Qur'an because race, color, tribe etc. doesn't matter - so God chose to differ between the people by 'believers' and 'disbelievers.'
Islam has no place for racism, so God doesn't need to differ between a persons race, color, but instead - by differing between the believers and disbelievers. This means - there may be prophets from all over the world, but we just don't need to know that, so God doesn't need to mention it in the Qur'an.
Hope you understand what I mean, and if you got any more questions - please do ask insha Allaah (God willing.) thanks.
..and Allaah Almighty knows best.