al-Mahdī

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messianic figure and apocalyptic redeemer, sometimes (though not always) associated with the twelfth Shi'ī imam, Muḥammad al-Mahdī.

Names

  • Arabic: المهدي = al-Mahdī 1
  • Syriac: ܡܗܕܝ = Mahdī 2
Event Description Date
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.1 before 843 CE c. 820-843 CE 687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE 1993
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian.2, 3 1056 A.G. / 744-5 1195-1199? 1598 2009

Sources

  • 1 Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 123, 125, 128, 163-5, 182, 187-193, 197, 198, 199, 201, 202, 204-9, 211-13, 215-35, 237, 239, 243-5, 248, 249, 251, 254, 307, 429-30 [Arabic].
    • Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 110, 111, 115, 149, 150, 169, 174-5, 177, 178, 180, 187, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195-7, 198, 199, 201, 202-3, 204-6, 207, 208, 209-10, 211, 212-14, 218, 225, 227-8, 258, 314, 426 [English].
  • 2 Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 511 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1905), III, 50-52 [French].