‘Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i
The Early Period Of Islam
The Shi‘is in the early period of Islam never set themselves apart from the ranks of the majority. They strove together with the wider Muslim population and offered their advice. Right now, every Muslim should keep in mind our common agreement on the fundamental sacred principles of Islam. Amidst all the pressure and discontent brought upon them by foreigners and their external agents throughout this whole time, Muslims should come to their senses, leave aside sectarian behaviour and form themselves into one rank1.