[ US /ˈmɑdi/ ]
  1. (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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  • His militia, the Army of the Mahdi, is running courts and jailing people in the basements of tenement buildings.
  • He also declared his brother-in-law Mahdi [the messiah], a term most Saudis do not identify with their brand of conservative Islam.
  • Imams or Christs, Mahdis or Messiahs were there to cancel all debts, atone for all insults.
  • Mahdi, 56, had been imprisoned and then under house arrest since his civilian government was overthrown in June 1989.
  • I always thought the word ragtag best applied to the Mahdi Army. Wednesday, April 02, 2008
  •   In nearby Qizilja, the Timimi tribe, which is Shia, is in the ascendancy, under the leadership of the powerful Mahdi Hassan Attia, the local mukhtar (magistrate). The Protection Business
  • Our main enemy is not primarily the Mahdi army or any of the factions in Iraq but Ahmadinejad and the mullahocracy in Iran. Sound Politics: "Double Down"?
  • Jesus [pbuh] will not come to the people of Mohammed as a Prophet, but to practice the religion of Mohammed� (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi ` Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 68) Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The background to this story is, apparently, that a number of members of the Mahdi Army were arrested on Sunday and tossed in the hoosegow.
  • Much of the vigor of the textile traditions of Mahdia comes through the embellishment of woven cloth with embroidery and the addition of fringes, tassels, and pompoms.
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