Fatwa: # 42906
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Date: 5th August 2019


Is it permissible to say that all Shia are Kaafir?




Respected Mufti Sb.


1. Is it permissible to say that all Shia are Kaafir ? 


2. Is it true that one who doesn't say that all Shia are Kaafir is a Munaafiq ? 


Jazak Allah Khair.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 

There are many sects among the Shias. All Shias are not kafir. However, the beliefs of the Jafari Shias of today are inconsistent with the beliefs of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama’ah. The following are the beliefs of the Jafari Shias.

1.     The Quran is incomplete.[1]


2.     The Imam is superior to the Prophets.

3.     The noble Sahaba of  Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) became renegades (Murtad) after the messenger’s demise.[ii]

4.     Hazrat Ayesha (Radiyallahu Anha) was not innocent from the accusation of Zina.[iii]

5.     The belief that Jibraeel (Alaihi Salam) erred in sending revelation to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam).[iv]

The above beliefs are kufr.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best. 


Akhyar Uddin 

Student, Darul Iftaa 

Buffalo, New York, USA 

Checked and approved by

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





الاحتجاج للطبرسي، ص377



 فتاوي هندية (٢/٢٦٤)

من انكر امامة ابي بكر رضي الله عنه فهو كافر وعلى قول بعضهم هو مبتدع وليس بكافر والصحيح انه كافر وكذلك من انكر خلافة عمر رضي الله عنه في اصح الاقوال كذا في الظهيرية



فتاوي هندية (٢/٢٦٤)

ولو قذف عائشة رضي الله عنها بالزنا كفر بالله


فتاوي هندية (٢/٢٦٤)
وبقولهم ان جبريل عليه السلام غلط في الوحي الي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم دون علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه وهؤلاء القوم خارجون عن ملة الاسلام واحكامهم احكام المرتدين كذا في الظهيرية

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