Definitions for mahdism-dɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mah•diˈmɑ di(n.)(pl.)-dis.

  1. the Muslim messiah destined to establish a reign of righteousness throughout the world.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  2. a claimant to this role.

    Category: Eastern Religions

Origin of Mahdi:

1790–1800; < Ar mahdīy he who is guided

Mah′dism-dɪz əm(n.)

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mahdism

    a hope cherished by devout Moslems of a Mahdi to come who will lead them on to victory against the infidel and to the conquest of the world.


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