Rod has an interesting piece on Muslim eschatology

You don’t have to believe it. But you should be aware that millions of people *do* believe in it and that affects how they behave.

On the other hand, also be aware that Muslims are just as capable as Christians of “believing” we are living in the Last Days with one part of their brain while still making confident plans for the grandchildren’s college education with the rest of their brains. Not that a college education is a likelihood for millions of Muslims, but you get my point.