It was love that introduced Mr Mikhail Goh, 29, to Islam. But it was the answers to life and the universe he found in the faith that made him embrace it.
Mr Goh, who is Chinese and comes from a Buddhist family, said: "Some people assumed that I converted but I'm not serious about the faith. That I still drink (alcohol) and eat bak kut teh. I feel sad when I hear that. My faith is hard fought for and dear to me."