Our life is too short to think about materials. And we have to exert more efforts to gain better eternal life in Paradise.
My name is Yana, I’m thirty-one. I am Muslim, Alhamdulillah. I converted in February 2013.
My road to Islam started from my first visit to Emirates. It was my first visit to any Arab Muslim country, and I was very excited about everything that I saw there.
It was my first time to see a lot of mosques, to see a lot of veiled girls and women. I realized that hijab is really beautiful.
And also there, it was my first time to hear Adhan. It was something amazing because I still remember what I was thinking in that moment… I was standing thinking: “People go to pray, why I don’t go?”
I felt that I want to go with them. I felt like it was calling me too.
So when I came back home, I just started to read, to find information about Islam. And the more I read, the more I understood that this is something for me, this is something how it should be, that could be the answer…
I bought a Russian translation of the Quran, and I started to read. And also, I started to find a lot of answers to my questions. So one day, I just decided, “Ok, next Saturday, I will go to mosque.”
I was pretty sure that if I will go to the mosque, I will go out of there already been Muslim. And it happened.
Overcoming Death Anxiety
If to speak about death, actually before Islam, I was just afraid of it, and I didn’t think too much, and I avoided thinking about it.
But, now, after becoming Muslim, I’m still afraid of death and I’m thinking about it, but I think about it more often because nobody knows how long we will live, only Allah knows, maybe just one month left or one hour, nobody knows.