The promising Pakistani actress Yashma Gill has jumped onto one megaproject and it is none other than ‘Alif’. What else you can expect from a rising star to work alongside the stars like Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly and Kubra Khan in her latest drama. Previously, she made herself look conspicuous with performances in dramas Qurban and Gustakh Dil.
Yashma Gill is in the limelight; of course, her performance in drama ‘Alif’ is good enough to raise eyebrows. But that’s not solely the reason for her being the talk of the town as beauty with brains in an interview with Samina Peerzada has unveiled her journey back to Islam from Atheism. The gorgeous star’s story is inspiring enough to give you goosebumps as it tells how she got a staunch believer from one always arguing about the hardships.
The bold actress dedicated way back journey to her friend in Australia, who turned out to be a game-changer in Yashma’s life. It will be relevant to mention here that before making name for herself in the Pakistani drama industry, Yashma studied Psychology in Australia.
Yashma Gill’s Journey from Atheism to Islam
“I used to over-analyze everything, making sure not to offend anyone and being nice to everyone, but getting hurt myself regardless of that. It reached a point that I lost faith. I used to say to myself that ‘no if there was someone up there then I wouldn’t be suffering so much’,” she said.
“When your Iman (faith) is weak, a veil falls cover your mind and, even if someone is answering your questions, you do not understand anything,” she added.
Moreover, she credited her friend for making her enough positive to stay determined on the righteous path.
“She used to be a hijabi and when I saw her I thought, that I am definitely not getting along with her because she is such a staunch Muslim, she will judge me. So I started ignoring her. But she was such a nice person, she never judged me. She understood me and my problems and started explaining things to me through my perspective,” she continued.
“She asked me to try one last thing to renew my faith, saying ‘okay just try this and if your faith in God doesn’t return after this then you can remain your atheist self’.”
“When Ramazan starts, you have to pray five times a day and fast regularly with all of your heart,’” she said adding: “She asked me to pray and ask God to come closer to me and let me believe in him.”
Up the next, she told how restlessness held for a while once she again started skipping prayers. And very sooner she found the tranquillity and ultimate satisfaction on following the teaches of Islam and bestowing Almighty Allah.