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 Muslim scholar and is based entirely Upon authentic texts. The many Ahadith or Traditions. The Blessed Prophet Muhammad (S) described the condition in which people would live in those times. Some of the developments foretold by the Prophet (S) 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 the almost universal presence of usury.