ne of the things that Allah reveals in the Qur’an is that the universe hasbeen created and that it will come to an end. The universe will, as willhuman beings and all other living things, come to an end. This appointedtime is called the “Hour” in the Qur’an.The Qur’an contains detailed descriptions of the process of that event.Even though the Qur’an does not indicate the time of the Hour, it describes theevents that will happen prior to it. One verse relates this fact as follows:What are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? ItsSigns have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when itdoes arrive? (Surah Muhammad: 18)In order to understand the signs of this “great announcement” we must reflectupon the verses. Otherwise, as the verse indicates, our thinking will be of no usewhen the Last Day is suddenly upon us.Some of the hadiths of the Prophet (saas) deal with the signs of the Hour. Inthese hadiths of the Prophet (saas), there are both signs of the Hour and detailedinformation about the period just preceding it. This book examines the signs of theHour through the verses of the Qur’an and hadiths of the Prophet (saas). And itshows the fact that these signs have begun to appear in our present time. It shouldalso be kept in mind that Allah knows the truth about everything. As with all things,what we know about the end of the world comes only from what He has revealed tous.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya,was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul'sMimar Sinan University, and philosophy at IstanbulUniversity. Since the 1980s, the author has published manybooks on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Greatlyappreciated all around the world, these works have beeninstrumental in helping many to return their faith in Allah,and, in many others, to gain a deeper insight into their faith.Harun Yahya's books appeal to all kinds of readers, regardless of their age, race, ornationality, for they focus on one objective: to broaden the reader’s perspective byencouraging him or her to think about a number of critical issues, such as theexistence of Allah and His unity, and to live by the values He prescribed for them.