Verdict of Ibn Kamal Pasha on shias


Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad ibn Sulayman ibn Kamal Pasha (d. 940H / may Allah have mercy on him) write in his treatise Risalah fi takfir al-Rawafid,

“It says in Fatawa Bazazziyyah that whoever rejects the caliphate of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr is a kafir, according to the correct view. And whoever rejects the caliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar then he is also a kafir according to the most correct view. It is also necessary to declare the Khawarij kafir because they declared Sayyiduna ‘Uthman kafir. It says in Fatawa Tatarkhaniyyah: ‘Verily, whoever rejects the caliphate of Abu Bakr then he is a kafir according to the correct view, and the same ruling applies to the caliphate of ‘Umar, and this is the most correct view. And whoever abuses the Shaykhayn is also a kafir’.”