According to John Grisham, World Tribes Missions is an organization who has four thousand missionaries spread around the world working exclusively with native people. Its sole purpose and goal is to spread the Christian Gospel to every remote tribe in the world.
Most of the missionaries are those who'd backpacked into the tribe's village with a vocabulary limited to 'Hello' and 'Thank you'. Their missionary work is not as simple as it might seem. Five years passed before the tribe began to trust them. They were well into their sixth year before they told their first Bible story. They are trained to be patient, to built relationships, learn language and culture, and slowly, slowly, begin to teach the bible.
One of the missionaries once wrote that the tribe did not accept him until they realized he wasn't leaving. He had chosen to live with them, forever. He loved them and wanted to be one of them. What kind of person could possess enough faith and commitment to forsake modern society and enter such a prehistoric word? But they do..
It made me thinking that no wonder they succeed in spreading the words of the Bible throughout the world and we don't.. We muslims lack the qualities of a true missionary.. We are not well trained, not patient, not willing to sacrifice our time and wealth, not ready to put our religion before ourselves and put aside all worldly passions..
Muslim missionaries only know how to talk, talk, talk, and talk.. They were trained very well on how to talk about religion & how to invite people to do what they are doing.. It's not like I'm against it or something, but spreading Islamic Dakwah is not about talking all the time..
People around the world nowadays need more that that.. They need food, health care, shelter, money, someone who takes care of them and many more.. But all we could offer them is talking.. We don't mingle, build relationships, get involved and build trust in them.. We want them to magically listen to the words we're saying and expect them to accept Islam without first setting examples and showing what Islam is all about..
Just tell me which one of us is professionally trained to do dakwah and dedicate his/her life (and I mean his/her whole life, not just 10 days or 40 days or 4 month) to the field of dakwah to any tribes in Malaysia (our own country, not in Africa or Europe like those Christian missionaries)? None.
Allah doesn't need me or you or any of us to keep His promise i.e. to make Islam overcome the religions, all of them, though the polytheists may be averse. But Allah is offering us the best trade one could possibly offer, with the payment of Jannah (paradise).
But sadly, muslims prefer to be in the safe and confortable zone.. And suddenly get mad & feel extremely offended when Islam is defamed by other people..