Mahdi


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(Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion

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ISM volunteers said 23-year-old Mahdi, from Jabal Johar, was supposed to meet his fiancee later that day (Thursday 29 October 2015).
The NUP has already suspended their involvement in the dialogue as long as Mahdi remains in prison and has organized protests following Friday prayers.
The public prosecutor recently opened an investigation into Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) accusations that former Prime Minister Al Mahdi had insulted and distorted the image of state security forces in comments made about the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) at a news conference last week.
After a brief spell with a specialty restaurant in Lebanon, Mahdi made the shift to Jumeirah as an apprentice cook, where he was part of a team that managed daily operations that included the Middle East's first conference centre with a capacity of 5000 and an array of smaller venues.
Al-Khurainej noted in his statement that he pursued carefully statements made by a lawmaker alleging the existence in Kuwait of a number of illegal residents who belong to the Mahdi army, adding that he discussed the matter with MP Faisal al-Duwaisan and that both came to the understanding that the information about Mahdi army was false.
The inflation is catastrophic," said Mahdi, Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister, who was toppled by Bashir in a bloodless coup in 1989.
Mahdi initially maintained that he had come across the patient lying on the road.
We are holding on to our old positions and there is no remarkable change in the nature of our positions," Abdul Mahdi, told the Anadolu Agency in an interview.
Secretary-general of the conservative Islamic Coalition Party, Habibollah Askar-Oladi, met with the president and told him rumors that link Ahmadinejad to the Mahdi were dangerous and especially rumors that he converses with him, the pro-government Jahan News reported.
She caught up with the pick-up when it got stuck at a nearby traffic signal and demanded they hand back Mahdi, despite threats to kill her.
Magistrates banned Mahdi from keeping horses for life after he pleaded guilty to cruelty charges in a court case prosecuted by the RSPCA.
Muqtada al-Sadr has taken yet another step in an attempt to transform his Mahdi Army militia from a force intent on battling US soldiers into a much broader social and political network that can still hold sway in the shifting landscape of Iraq.
Baghdad: The Mahdi Army, the staunchly anti-American militia currently on the run after successive Iraqi military campaign to dismantle its network, is increasingly going underground, Iraqi intelligence officials told Gulf News.
SHIITE cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered a six-month suspension of activities by his Mahdi Army militia in order to reorganise the force, an aide said yesterday.
Before Bin Laden or Hussein there was the Mahdi, the 'Expected One' who raised the Arabs in a revolt against infidels in 19th century Sudan--and THE FIRST JIHAD: THE BATTLE FOR KHARTOUM AND THE DAWN OF MILITANT ISLAM is key to understanding not only the Mahdi, but his ongoing importance to events happening today.