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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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(17) lines 104-7 are used as an analogy to describe the ignorance of the Mahdis
His lieutenant Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis is on the United States wanted terrorists list.
These textual references within the context of the revolt of the Muridun shortly after his death, along with his having been summoned by the sultan, his trial, imprisonment, and death, have sketched a picture of a political activist, a self-proclaimed imam, and a rebellious Mahdi who challenged the political and religious authority of his time and was eventually executed for this insubordination.
Mahdis II was built in 6 months with a total weight of 1,500 metric ton and a length of 84 meters.
But I also like being behind the bar pulling pints [serving beer]--that's part of the job." A spokeswoman for the British Institute of Inn keeping said: "Mahdis goes totally against the stereotype of a pub landlord and it's fantastic for her, and also for the industry, that she has won the award this year."
General Gordon is perhaps best known for his defence of Khartoum against a siege by Mahdis forces in 1884, but prior to that he served in China, arriving at Tianjin in 1860.
Mahdis and Acholis in the Ugandan-Sudan border have retained multiple and overlapping ethnic identities with one geographical region.
Etonnamment, le mouvement s'amorce des le Cahier cesairien, lorsque le poete assene : Non, nous n'avons jamais ete amazones du roi du Dahomey, ni princes de Ghana avec huit cent chameaux, ni docteurs a Tombouctou Askia le Grand etant roi, ni architectes de Djenne, ni Mahdis, ni guerriers (38).
Mahdis and Millenarians: Shi'ite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq.
Mahdis and Millenarians is a discussion of Shi'ite groups in eighth- and ninth-century Iraq and Iran, whose ideas reflected a mixture of indigenous non-Muslim religious teachings and practices in Iraq in the early centuries of Islamic rule.
Seven of their personal films (from directors Sara Pato, Shokoofe Davarnejad, Narges Heghighat, Banafeshe Ahmadi, Mahdis Elahi, Naghemh Afiat, Neda Heghighat) have been compiled into the documentary, with Shirvani citing that from them he learnt a completely new way of looking at the world through the lense.
Messianism and puritanical reform; Mahdis of the Muslim west.
Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, Their Jihads, And Osama Bin Laden (Praeger Publishers.
Call them popes, prophets, mahdis, saints, bishops, mahatmas, lamas, rabbis, mullahs, merely clerics: they were as human as you and I, and as hungry--consequently as greedy; as fearful as you and I--and soon as cruel; as agile and inventive, as lusty and carelessly knockabout as you and I.