international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Mahdism in Shiite sects
Hadi Torfi, Abolfazel Rohi
One of the common belief among all ethnicities is belief of the Savior at the end of the world which has different name according to different cultures. Mahdism belief has been the major cause of the split in Imamiya movement, the establishment of numerous sects such as Ismaili, Zaidi, Kaysanites, etc. It also caused divergence in the imamate in its own era. The aims of this thesis are analysis the Mahdism theory from different perspective to achieve the truth or reject these claims by truth-seeker and to pursue the authority and validity of consensus among various Shiite and Sunni sects. The method of this study is library and archive research. The results showed that all Shia sects believed in Imamate. They have common belief about Mahdism but their characteristic, attribution and terms are different.