Mahdi


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Mah·di

 (mä′dē)
n. pl. Mah·dis Islam
1.
a. The messiah prophesied to appear at the world's end and establish a reign of peace and righteousness.
b. In Twelver Shia belief, the 12th imam, who is expected to emerge from occultation to fulfill this role.
2. A person who claims to be or is seen as the messiah.

[Arabic mahdī, rightly guided one, Mahdi, passive participle of hadā, to lead; see hdy in Semitic roots.]

Mah′dism n.
Mah′dist n.

Mahdi

(ˈmɑːdɪ)
n
1. (Biography) the title assumed by Mohammed Ahmed. ?1843–85, Sudanese military leader, who led a revolt against Egypt (1881) and captured Khartoum (1885)
2. (Islam) Islam any of a number of Muslim messiahs expected to convert all mankind to Islam
[Arabic mahdīy one who is guided, from madā to guide aright]
ˈMahdism n
ˈMahdist n, adj

Mah•di

(ˈmɑ di)

n., pl. -dis.
1. the Muslim messiah destined to establish a reign of righteousness throughout the world.
2. a claimant to this role.
[1790–1800; < Arabic mahdīy he who is guided]
Mah′dism (-dɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mahdi - (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
Translations
Mahdy

Mahdi

[ˈmɑːdɪ] Nmahdi m
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So the Grand Turk, Asia, and Africa have recourse to magic, and they send a demon against us, named the Mahdi, who it was thought had come down from heaven on a white charger which, like its master was bullet-proof, and the pair of them lived on the air of that part of the world.
He set out to lead us into Asia, by way of the Red Sea, through a country where there were palaces for halting-places, and nothing but gold and diamonds to pay the troops with, when the Mahdi comes to an understanding with the Plague, and sends it among us to make a break in our victories.
"Haroun-al-Raschid, son of Mahdi, sends this letter to Mohammed Zinebi, his cousin.
It was a year since he had seen the Emirs stretched close and still round the reddened sheepskin where lay El Mahdi, the Prophet of God.
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His force will be part and parcel of a national defense force," said Mahdi. This should be done "in a way that will be voluntary with the armed forces."
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