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Lit. “Without Mahdi.” A small sect who believe that the Imam Mahdi will not reappear. They say that one Saiyad Muhammad of Jeypore was the real Mahdi, the twelfth Imam, and that he has now gone never more to return. They venerate his as highly as they do the Prophet, and consider all other Muslims to be unbelievers. On the night called Lailatu ‘l-Qadr, in the month of Ramazan, they meet and repeat two rak’ah prayers. After that act of devotion is over, they say: “God is Almighty, Muhammad is our Prophet, the Qur’an and Mahdi are just and true. Imam Mahdi is come and gone. Whosoever disbelieves this is an infidel.” They are a very fanatical sect. (See Qanun-i-Islam)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam

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