Interfaith marriages aren’t always easy and have been always tough to maintain. There are many differences in culture, tradition, and practices of couples maintaining interfaith marriages.
But an amazing and cute couple is married and happily living together despite all the available odds. A 32-year-old Michael from the Netherlands and 25-year-old Adin Lubis from Indonesia are a happily married couple.
Michael first met Adin while he was traveling through Southeast Asia. “I thought it would be nice to spend the Ramadan with a local Muslim family.
“After searching on social media, I found Adin and wrote her a message. Surprisingly, she immediately invited me to stay 3 days with her family in Medan, Indonesia during Ramadan.
“In fact, I didn’t just stay for 3 days, it became 3 weeks. And that’s how it all started!”
Michael said that it may seem like a very big difference in culture, but apparently, they do not face any cultural problems in their marriage.
“I love her because she’s Adin and she loves me because I’m Michael. Our nationalities, the color of our skin, and the place where we grew up have nothing to do with that. The fact that we’re from different cultures is actually a very nice bonus! We have so many things to show and teach each other”.
As a traveler, Michael never stayed in hotels nor hostels. He made it a point to always stay with local families which he has done so far in over 60 countries!
“Most of my host families in Indonesia and Malaysia were Muslim families. Those families never asked me to convert, but they just showed me their way of living.
That’s how they triggered and inspired me to learn more about Islam and why I decided to take classes about Islam at local mosques in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.”
“While taking the classes, I still didn’t have the intention to convert. My teachers respected that and only insisted to show me more about Islam.
After a few weeks of discussions, reading Quran, and practicing how to pray, I knew that converting to Islam would be the right thing to do in my life.” And so, Michael eventually embraced Islam.
According to their Instagram, Michael and Adin currently live and work in Belgium where he works in an office while Adin is a freelance journalist. They’ve been travelling around the world through backpacking.
Michael is a proud Muslim. He is happily living his life. He is also an Instagram Influencer. The young couple is happily living life while serving Allah.