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The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide$
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Hussein Ahmad Amin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474437073

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001

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The Awaited Mahdi in Contemporary Times

The Awaited Mahdi in Contemporary Times

(p.189) 10 The Awaited Mahdi in Contemporary Times
The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

, Yasmin Amin, Nesrin Amin
Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the figure of the Mahdi, who in Islamic eschatology is the prophesied redeemer of Islam, ridding the entire world of all evil as a kind of Messiah for Muslims. The chapter critically engages with this idea and ties it to Bedouin traditions and the role of hope versus reality.

Keywords:   Mahdi, Muslim Messiah, Islamic eschatology, Bedouin traditions

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