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Confused. Point 6 here says, The advent of the mahdi from the lineage of the Prophet through Husayn ibn Ali to remove the existing injustices and bring equity and peace to the faithful. I thought lineage of the prophet was a core Shiite belief. Wouldn't this autonmatically make him a Shiite?22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:26, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
The "lineage of the prophet" is in no way only a Shiite belief. However, I am more surprised about the "mahdi" concept. This I considered to correspond largely to Shiism... СЛУЖБА (talk) 22:06, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Belief in a Mahdi is quite widespread in traditional Sunni doctrine as well. See the article 'Mahdi' for different views. The most famous claim to Mahdism in a Sunni society is the 19th century Mahdi of Sudan. Harithbr (talk) 17:37, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
The article seems to be missing some information. It starts with his birth then jumps to some list of (his beliefs?) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wordforge (talk • contribs) 23:21, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Transliteration from Arabic doesnt seem consistent here. Why 'Juhayman' and 'Sayf', but 'Otaibi', rather than 'Otaibi'? Harithbr (talk) 17:29, 26 December 2011 (UTC)