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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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"Imam Mahdi represents the essence of our existence and lives, and we do not care about what others may think.
Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince has shut the door on any future dialogue with Iran, citing Shia Muslim expectation of the return of Imam Mahdi as a deal breaker for any future communication.
The billboard appeared Sunday, which was the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi, who disappeared and went into occultation when he was six years old.
Jafari said the current developments in the region, "the formation of [the Islamic State group] and Takfiri [extremist] groups, and the events that occurred in the past years are paving the ground for the emergence of Imam Mahdi," ( Middle East Monitor  reported.
Matanios Haddad patron of the Greek- Catholic Melkite Church in "Santa Maria Ann Kuzmodan" and head of the Imam Mahdi Association in Italy Sheikh Abbas Di Palma.
The family accepted condolences for both deaths at the Imam Mahdi Complex and the family home.
On the other side, many Shi'ites from Lebanon, Iraq and Iran are drawn to the war because they believe it paves the way for the return of Imam Mahdi - a descendent of the Prophet who vanished 1,000 years ago and who will re-emerge at a time of war to establish global Islamic rule before the end of the world.
The theologians were also outraged by Ahmadi-Nejad's letter of condolence to Venezuelans and their interim leader Nicolas Maduro because the Iranian president had described Chavez as a "martyr" who will be resurrected and who will return to Earth along with Jesus Christ and Imam Mahdi, a 9th century saint revered by Shi'ite Muslims.
"The issue of Imam Mahdi is of utmost importance, and his reappearance has been clearly stated in our holy religion of Islam," Khamenei said.
One other important factor about this climate change was told by scholars and some ulema at Parachinar that these are the symptoms of arrival of awaited global savior Imam Mahdi according to different ahadis and traditions before the arrival of Imam Mahdi climate change will occur.
He also took on the messianic movement's notion that believers can actively hasten the Imam Mahdi's return, and he argued that the traditional practice of "waiting" piously for the Imam was in itself a deeply spiritual experience.
As far as we can read between the lines, the fight is over the hidden Imam Mahdi's legacy; the clerics are worried they could lose their grip on power; they are afraid their whole existence is at stake.
"[Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government] will use the nuclear bomb against Israel, they will use it against Persian Gulf countries, and they will use it against Europe to bring about that last hadith (Islamic commentaries on sayings and activities of Mohammed and his companions) that calls for total chaos, lawlessness, and havoc in the world, which creates the circumstance for Imam Mahdi (the Islamic messianic figure) to appear."
The words "Ya Mahdi" were written on the side of the missile, referring to Imam Mahdi, one of the 12 imams of Shiite Islam, who disappeared as a boy and whom the faithful believe will return one day to bring redemption to mankind.