Definitions for "Mahdi"
Keywords:  messianic, imam, islam, reign, shiite
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.
lit., the guided, title given to the 12th Imam in the Twelver group of Shia Islam
the "guided" one, the person who will appear on the last day and establish Islam and the reign of justice.