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n.1.See Mahdism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In an effort to empower his presidency, Ahmadinejad mixed his "Mahdiism," belief in the imminent return of the 12 Imam, with economic populism and Persian nationalism.
In his speech to the 8th International Conference on the Doctrine of Mahdiism, which would be messianism or beliefin a messiah in Christianity, Salehi said, "The concept of Mahdiism is not specific to one single religion only, but belongs to all divine religions."
Under the guidance of Khamenei, several centers have been established in Iran on research and information on the coming of Mahdi, and a conference is held annually on Mahdiism. "Today we have a duty to prepare for the coming.