In Making Sense of the Portents of the Hour
, Shaykh Muhammad Ismail al-Muqaddim uses evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah to explain the true Islamic teachings regarding the signs of the Day of Judgment, clear up some misconceptions, and offer advice to Muslims about responding to them.
The book answers topics such as the following: Is the Dajjâl (Antichrist) alive today? Does he have secret connections with some prominent world figures? Is the hour very close? Could it come upon us at any moment, on any day? If so, what is the point of striving to improve our situation? Is the Muslim ummah doomed to experience failure and humiliation until the Mahdi arrives? Will he restore its former glory and bring victory over all its enemies?