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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mahdi \Mah"di\, n. [Ar., guide, leader.] Among Mohammedans, the last imam or leader of the faithful. The Sunni, the largest sect of the Mohammedans, believe that he is yet to appear. Note: The title has been taken by several persons in countries where Mohammedanism...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1792, from Arabic mahdiy , literally "he who is guided aright," past participle of hada "to lead in the right way." Spiritual and temporal leader expected by some Muslims. Applied c.1880 to insurrectionary leaders in the Sudan who claimed to be him. Related:...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Mahdi is the prophesied redeemer of Islam. Mahdi is also the name of:

Usage examples of mahdi.

Besides the veneration of the Alids, orthodox Islam has adopted another Shiitic element, the expectation of the Mahdi, which we have just mentioned.

While his Ansar followed behind him and gathered up the offerings, the Mahdi preached to them.

Finally they were to be expelled from the city to take their chances on the clemency of the Mahdi and his Ansar across the river.

You should wear only the jibba, which marks you as a lover of the Prophet and the Mahdi.

The Khalif Atalan has different tastes from those of the Divine Mahdi.

Mahdi died the two sisters, Rebecca and Amber, were taken into the harem of the new Khalif Osman Atalan.

This day, as was his custom, the Mahdi emerged punctually for the first prayers of the day, but so great was the press of humanity around him that Yakub caught only a glimpse of his embroidered kufi skullcap as he passed.

The Mahdi had forbidden the use of tobacco but he was in Omdurman, and Omdurman was far away.

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Even though the claim of the Ashraf to the Mahdiya was flawed, if one or two powerful emirs of the fighting tribes declared for them, Abdullahi would be sent to the execution grounds behind the mosque to meet his God and follow his Mahdi into the fields of Paradise.

The Ashraf were the main threat to his sovereignty: Abdel Kerim was the cousin of the Mahdi and one of the leaders of the Ashraf.

Five minutes ago I'd been carelessly eyeing a jaunty backside while Fred or Ginger looked for my luggage - and now I was being dragooned into God knew what horror by this arrogant zealot - and they called the Mahdi a fanatic!

Rebecca Benbrook was depicted with her bodice torn open by the evil Mahdi as he prepared to ravish her as she courageously sheltered her beautiful, terrified little sister Amber.

Hardy took great pleasure in informing Miss Amber Benbrook of the recent resuscitation of public interest in her book Slaves of the Mahdi, owing to the prospect of war against the evil Dervish Empire in Omdurman.

Among these were people as widely separated as the Azgar, on the edge of the desert, and certain heretical Shiite fraternities in European Turkey, particularly Albania, Monastir, and a region close to the northern frontier, whose interpretation of the Sunna, read without the usual glosses, points to Napoleon as the Hidden Imam, the Mahdi.