|Date of Birth||August 12, 1844|
|Place of Birth||Sudan|
Muhammad Ahmad was born on August 12, 1844 in Sudan. He died on Jun 22, 1885 (age 40). Between the years 1881 and 1885, he served as the spiritual leader of the Samaniyya order in Sudan. In the year 1881, he made the proclamation that he was the Mahdi, also known as the messianic redeemer of the Islamic religion.
After seven years of study under the tutelage of Sheikh Muhammad Sharif, he was given the title of Sheikh and given the responsibility of leading religious expeditions all over the world. He had an early interest in spiritual matters. He was the commander of a military operation that was victorious in its fight against the Turco-Egyptian government of the Sudan. He was raised in a family that included direct offspring of the Prophet Muhammad.