Beliefs of some Shiites

Q 5: What is the ruling on the contemporary groups of Shi`ah (Shi'ites)? Are they considered Kafirs (disbelievers), bearing in mind that some of them believe that Jibril (Gabriel, peace be upon him) delivered the message to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by mistake instead of delivering it to `Aly (may Allah honor him)?

A: Whoever believes in what is mentioned in the question amongst Shi`ah is a Kafir (disbeliever) for defaming (Part No. 2; Page No. 151) his Lord (Exalted be He), Jibril, and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them both).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.