In 'Making Sense of the Portents of the Hour', Shaykh Muhammad Ismail al-Muqaddim uses evidence from the Qur’an and the Sunnah to explain the true Islamic teachings on the signs before the Day of Judgment and clear up some of the misconceptions about them and giving advice on how Muslims should respond to them. The book answers questions such as:
Is the Dajjāl (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?