Medicine, see Sprengel, Histoire de la Medecine; and for his philosophy, see Shahrastani, German trans.
It was under the name of al-mandi that Mokhtar proclaimed `Ali's son Mahommed as the opponent of the caliph Abdalmalik, and, according to Shahrastani, the doctrine of the mandi, the hidden deliverer who is one day to appear and fill the oppressed world with righteousness, first arose in connexion with a belief that this Mahommed had not died but lived concealed at Mount Radwa, near Mecca, guarded by a lion and a panther.
The Arabic writer Shahrastani endeavours to bridge the divergence between the two traditions by means of the following.
See also Shahrastani, Kitab al-milal wannuhal (12th cent.), ed.
We know of at least one rationalistic theologian who defined the dogma in such a way that we can see he did not believe it (Shahrastani, p. 39).
The work of Shahrastani (q.v.) on the Moslem sects: A.