Judging as disbelievers those who say that the Message was sent to `Aly

Q 1: We have seen many disparities in some of the books we have read. We have read in some books that `Aly ibn Abu Talib was the Messenger of Allah, other books tell us that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the Messenger of Allah with no mention of `Aly.

A: Anyone who says that `Aly ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) (Part No. 3; Page No. 368) was the Messenger of Allah is a Kafir (disbeliever). The Truth should be explained to them, with evidence, and they should be guided to understand that Muhammad ibn `Abdullah (peace be upon him) was the Messenger of Allah, not `Aly. If they persist in their belief, they should be killed by the Muslim ruler, due to their apostasy from Islam and denial that Muhammad ibn `Abdullah was the Messenger, not `Aly. If they perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah), Al-Hamdu lillah (All praise is for Allah).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.