Mohdi (i.e. the Director) is the title among the Mohammedans for that descendant of Mohammed whose coming is to be one of the signs of the general resurrection. Concerning this person, Mohammed prophesied that the world should not have an end till one of his own family should govern the Arabians, whose name should be like his own name, and whose father's name should also be like that of his own father. The Mohdi is to fill the earth with Righteousness. The Shiites (q.v.) believe the Mohdi to be now alive, and concealed in some secret place till the proper time of his manifestation; and they suppose him to be none other than the last of the twelve imams, named Mohammed Abulkasem, and the son of Hassan al- Askeri, the eleventh of that succession. See Broughton, Biblioth. Histor. Sacra, 2:116. SEE MOHAMMEDANISM.

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