There has never been, since the inception of Islam, as a religion in name as well as practice, that people of insight have not stated, “This is is the last era.”
Unlike Christian perception that the end is nigh, Muslims use the verses of the Qur’an and the statements of the Prophet Muhammad
صلى الله عليه و سلّم
free of ambiguity. So, unlike the Book of Revelations, the end times statements in Islam are clear and have always been seen.
However, unlike the inevitably that is perceived by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim populations, Allah has given Muslims a method to slow the degradation and thence destruction of humanity. For in the hadith literature we are warned that the day of judgment will not fall except on the worst of mankind.
Jamiat Tirmidhi (Chapters on Righteousness And Maintaining Good Relations With Relatives – 140)
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said “Indeed among the worst of people to Allah, on the Day of Judgment, is the two faced person.”(Sahih)
Additionally, that ominous day will not arrive until the Qur’an is not recited. And so the tools to avert our destruction are in our hands.
Have good morals, recite the Qur’an and act upon the rulings found therein.