This book is an authoritative source on a matter of central importance to everyone; the events of Akhir al-zaman, the final period of this world's history. The work is by Ibn Kathir, an eminent scholar, and is based entirely upon authentic texts. In many hadith, or traditions, the Blessed Prophet Muhammed Salallahu Alayhi Wa Salaam described the condition in which people would live in those times.
Some of the developments foretold by the Prophet Salallau Alayhi Wa Salaam have already come to pass, such as the construction of high-rise buildings in the Middle East, also the frequent break-up of family ties and almost universal presence of usury.
Numerous hadith of the Prophet Salallahu Alayhi Wa salaam describe such matters as Dajjal or Antichrist and other temptations and disasters to which mankind will be subjected to as the disintegration of the natural order of things accelerates. The last days are also marked by supernatural apparitions which will manifest on an awesome scale the power of Allah Almighty.
For Muslims there can be no more urgent or momentous questions to confront than these. For non-Muslims seeking knowledge about Islamic perspective, this books presents material of vital importance in a clear English translation.