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Why were the rest of the world ignored, don't they have the right to get a messenger from God? I could argue that no prophet was ever sent to Australia, Asia, North America, South America. In other words Eskimos (Siberia), Red Indians (North America), Aborigines (Australia),Mayas & Aztecs (advance civilizations in south America) were never mentioned in Quran.

Why did God only choose Arabia?

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How would you argue that? –  Ansari Sep 1 '12 at 1:04
I watched a video on youtube of graves of all the prophets, and all of them were in this region. None were in Australia or America. –  muslim1 Sep 1 '12 at 1:14
the prophets are not limited to those written in the quran, i heard that its possible that there are hundreds –  NesreenA Sep 1 '12 at 12:50
@NesreenA Indeed, May Allah bless you. Thecrocodilehunter, Allah says in Qur'an : "And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech." [4:164] So, there are messengers about whom we don't know. So how did you come to that conclusion? –  Abdullah Sep 1 '12 at 14:49
I was originally referring to this video on youtube where all prophets were buried in Saudi Arabia, Isreal, Iraq, Siri Lanka and the surroundings. No traces of any prophet has ever been found anywhere else. The Alaskan, Red Indians, Aborigines were all left out and never mentioned in Quran. –  muslim1 Sep 2 '12 at 12:40

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Allah has not sent messengers only to Arabia, Allah has said in the Qur'an that he has sent a messenger every people:

وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَ‌ۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ حَقَّتۡ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةُ‌ۚ فَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡمُكَذِّبِينَ (٣٦)

For We assuredly sent amongst every People a messenger, (with the Command) "Serve Allah, and eschew Evil": of the people were some whom Allah guided, and some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth). (36)

Do not assume that messengers were only sent to Arabia for as the Ayah above says, a messenger was sent to every people and nation.

وَرُسُلاً۬ قَدۡ قَصَصۡنَـٰهُمۡ عَلَيۡكَ مِن قَبۡلُ وَرُسُلاً۬ لَّمۡ نَقۡصُصۡهُمۡ عَلَيۡكَ‌ۚ وَكَلَّمَ ٱللَّهُ مُوسَىٰ تَڪۡلِيمً۬ا (١٦٤)

Of some messengers We have already told thee the story; of others We have not;― and to Moses Allah spoke direct.― (164)

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@Ifoundthetruth This answer is over a year old. Why haven't you accepted it? The first verse gives it all. Indeed to EVERY nation (or people) we have sent down a messenger... –  itsols Sep 27 '13 at 13:35
By the answer, it's obvious that God sent Prophets among every People. I think that the question was answered by Al Ummat. –  MFS Jan 13 '14 at 1:41
@Al Ummat - that's the question about, if Quran says that Allah sends a prophet to every people, So why All the prophets were in middle east ? why there was not a prophet in Australia, or North America, etc ... Why all the religions came from middle east ? –  Alireza Fallah Feb 24 '14 at 12:12

Why did God send prophets only to Arabia? Only 4 Arabian prophets are mentioned in the Quran (Shuayb, Hud, Saleh, Muhammad). Moses' father-in-law may have been an Arab as well(Midian is NW Arabia). The rest of the prophets are Israelites, they were obviously NOT Arabs!

Why were the rest of the world ignored, don't they have the right to get a messenger from God? God works in mysterious ways. Christianity has the same problem to deal with. God is an evolving concept. It reached it's pinnacle at the Quran's time.

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Christianity has a problem because the people went astray and made up stories that Allaah had a son and many other issues... But Islam's issue is that people just tend to ignore the Qur'aan and it's teachings. Furthermore, 'God' is not an evolving concept. The one true God (Allaah) has been the ONE and the SAME since forever :) –  itsols Sep 27 '13 at 13:38
@itsols can't comment about Christianity but I will say that it's not Islam's issue rather the follower's, which for the most part is common amongst every religion's follower. –  Bleeding Fingers Nov 24 '13 at 19:03

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