Islamic Eschatology: What is the Truth?

In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate

In current times we hear a lot about what the fate of the human race is and how things will end. You can even find many apocalyptic versions of end-time in Hollywood movies. Virtually all of them depict a grim and dark picture of the future: a post-apocalyptic era in which only brutality and barbarism can prevail. Something that you can find in movies like “Mad Max” or “The Book of Eli”, among many other movies. You may have heard that in Islamic Eschatology described in the Hadith that in the end-times the population of the human race will be reduced by famines, pestilence, and wars. You may even find some decorated Islamic scholars that affirm such claims. But how much of it is really true?

Prophecy: What does it mean?

Please! Don’t tell me prophecy has no place in the modern world. If you think world leaders make decision based on tangible interests of their nations and they evaluate costs and benefits of every decision in a materialistic, secular way, you are living in a fantasy.