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Meaning of MAHDISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mah"dism\, n.
Belief in the coming of the Mahdi; fanatical devotion to the
cause of the Mahdi or a pretender to that title. --
{Mah"dist}, n.

      Mahdism has proved the most shameful and terrible
      instrument of bloodshed and oppression which the modern
      world has ever witnessed.                --E. N.
                                               Bennett.

 

 

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