More mixed marriages: Journey to Islam started with love

Mr Mikhail Goh and his wife Tengku Suzana Tengku Abdul Kadir are the co-founders of Have Halal, Will Travel, a travel publication for Muslim travellers.
Mr Mikhail Goh and his wife Tengku Suzana Tengku Abdul Kadir are the co-founders of Have Halal, Will Travel, a travel publication for Muslim travellers.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

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."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Journey to Islam started with love'. Print Edition | Subscribe