I will be buried on the same day
András Polgár (Hungary)

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return

Death is a very important stage between finite, transient and infinite, eternal life. This is the end of this worldly life and the beginning of the real, eternal afterlife. It does not mean the complete end, in fact, in a sense, it means a beginning.

According to one story, Life asked Death:

– “Why does everyone loves me so much, while they hate you?”
– “Life, it is because you are a beautiful lie! And I am the painful truth!”

This can encourage us not to neglect our duties, and not to get tired of doing good deeds, at the same time, this thinking protects us from the limiting, morbid fear of death, and only the positive effects of ‘fear’ will prevail, which encourages us to let’s live a better, moral life. It protects us from greed and tyranny because we keep in mind that the time will come when all worldly joys, pleasures, and glory will pass away, lose their value, and a person will take nothing with him to the grave other than the value of his good deeds.


András Polgár is a researcher who uses fine art photography to make dawah. In his projects, he focuses on the topics of transition and Muslim identity. Since January 2015, he has been concentrating primarily on the Archipelago of Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country on Earth.

He received grant from the National Cultural Fund of Hungary twice (in 2021, 2022) and he won the József Pécsi Photography Grant twice (in 2018, 2019). In 2018 he was elected to the Nikon-Noor Academy Masterclass, mentored by Tanya Habjouqa. His works have been exhibited in many places in Hungary, Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, and Greece.