Al-Qa'im (person)

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For other uses of the word Qāʾim, see Qa'im.

Al-Qāʾim (Arabic: القائم‎‎ "He Who Arises") is a messiah-like figure in Shia Islam, sometimes referred to as the Mahdi, but distinctly of a Shiʿa tradition. Believers in Babism and the Bahá'í Faith both consider the Báb (1819-1850) to have been the Qāʾim.

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