|Answer: The claim of Islam is not that man is born morally
and spiritually blind, and God’s message comes to show him the light. Its claim
is that man has already been given good nature and intuitive knowledge of God
and afterlife when he is sent to this world. Prophets came to remind him of
something that was already there – God-given knowledge
– and also add to it to let man know much more.
The principle on which the accountability of the hereafter
would take place is that humans will have to be answerable on the basis of what
they could know and what they could possibly do. They will not be questioned for
what they had no possibility of knowing and doing. On the basis of what has been
mentioned above, the people living in the remote parts of the jungles of Africa
and Brazil will not be asked about anything that they didn’t know. They would
most certainly be held accountable for their attitude towards God, His
blessings, and the moral guidance they were born with.