Meaning of Mahdi

Mah•di

Pronunciation: (mä'dē), [key]
— pl. -dis.
  1. the Muslim messiah, an expected spiritual and temporal ruler destined to establish a reign of righteousness throughout the world.
  2. any of various claimants to this role, esp. Muhammad Ahmed, who established an independent government in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan that lasted until 1898.
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