Zikri Islam is a branch of Islam whose adherents follow Muhammad al-Mahdi. Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Mahdī is believed by his followers to be the Mahdī, an ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. The name Zikri comes from the Arabic word dhikr. Dhikr is commonly translated as "remembrance" or "invocation".
Zikris are the followers of the Imam Akhar Zaman Hazrat Syed Muhammad Jaunpuri (Imam Mehdi). Defining features in-game:
- Muslim ruler can - and are expected to have - multiple wives.
- Mosque Holdings can be held by anyone without penalty.
- Muslim dynasties grow decadent unless the men have enough land and win wars.
Zikri Islam is a heresy of Sunni Islam.