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Muhammad Ahmad ibn 'Abdullahi [Muḣammad Aḣmad ibn Abdullāhi; known as the Mahdi]locked

(1844–1885)
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Muhammad Ahmad ibn 'Abdullahi [Muḣammad Aḣmad ibn Abdullāhi; known as the Mahdi] (1844–1885), religious leader, was born on 12 August 1844 at Labab island, Dongola province, Sudan. He was one of the five children of 'Abdullahi Fahl, a boat maker. After studying with several religious teachers he was initiated into the ...

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