The Imamat of Imam Sadiq (AS) was during a critical period of history, which coincided with the change in power from the Umayyads to the Abbasids. As a result, Imam Sadiq was the only Shia Imam who had to face pressure and calamities from both the Umayyads and the Abbasids. During his Imamat, Imam Sadiq did not find it suitable to initiate an uprising, since Muslims who were all united against the Umayyads had diverse opinions about the next government. Therefore, any new government would not have been stabilized without horrific bloodshed, which was completely against the teachings of the Imam. The Imam instead used this period as a golden opportunity to establish the Shia as a prominent school of thought in Islam forever. As a result, the Shia school of thought was named Ja’fari, after Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq. Through the Imam’s teachings, Shias are proud of having a doctrine in every aspect of Islamic sciences and knowledge.