How old was Ali ibn Abu Talib when he embraced Islam?
Imam Ali (as) embraced Islam as soon as the Prophet received his first revelation. In fact, the Prophet met Ali (as) he was on his way back down from the Cave of Hera. He explained his message and experience with Gabriel to Ali (as), and Ali immediately submitted to Islam and became a Muslim in its formal sense, although he was always a beliver in the Unity of God and a ‘Muslim’ in the general meaning of the word.
The fact that we was still at the age of a child does not detract from his belief in Islam because for the chosen trustees of God age is not an issue, as proven by Prophet Isa declaring his prophecy while still a baby.
Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei