The Mahdi is the 12th descendant of the prophet Mohammad, whose reappearance is predicted for a time when the Muslims are suffering from disaster and injustice; true Islamic rule is possible only upon his return.
Randolph and the Mahdi have occupied my thoughts about equally. The Mahdi pretends to be half mad, but is very sane in reality. Randolph occupies exactly the converse position.Marquess of Salisbury Robert
Our upriser is The Mahdi, who should be waited for in his absence, and obeyed in his appearance. He is the third of my sons.