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Saïd Amir Arjomand

apocalyptic term from the southern Arabian tribes who settled in Syria under Muʿāwiya (governor during the caliphate of ʿUṯmān b. ʿAffān, r. 644–56). They expected “the Mahdi who will lead the rising people of the Yemen back to their country” (Marwazi, p. 244) in order to restore the glory of their lost