That made me think. It's a similar notion to the Catholic doctrine of the Pope's infallibility. The first Pope, St. Peter, denied Christ three times, thereby blowing a hole in the idea of infallible Popes from the off. However, for those that still cling to it, it raises the Pope above Adam, just as Shias appear to elevate Ali.
Why is Adam regarded specifically as a prophet? I thought prophets had to actually teach or prophesy, but as far as I know he did neither.
It seems unfair for the Ahlul-Bayt to be cleansed from all sin simply by being related to Muhammad (PBUH) - they didn't do anything to deserve it themselves.
i dunnno wat u mean. i mean sunnis arent very happy on Ashura, y'know. my point was that er... we muslims shudn't really be prejudiced against each other on the account of being a sunni/shia/bohri etc.