In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (/ˈmɑːdi/; Arabic: مهدي‎, ISO 233: mahdī, Inglis: Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer o Islam who will rule for seiven, nine, or nineteen years (accordin tae differing interpretations)[1] afore the Day o Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah / literally, the Day o Resurrection)[2] an will rid the warld o evil.[3]


  1. Martin 2004: 421
  2. Glasse 2001: 280
  3. Momen, Moojan (1985). An introduction to Shiʻi Islam : the history and doctrines of Twelver Shiʻism. G. Ronald. pp. 75, 166–168. ISBN 9780853982005.