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Adam said when he converted to Islam, his Filipino friends had coaxed him to return to his original religion which was Christianity. Filepic
Adam said when he converted to Islam, his Filipino friends had coaxed him to return to his original religion which was Christianity. Filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: Having converted to Islam 17 years ago, singer and comedian Mark Adam has been faced with challenges when some quarters questioned his Islamic faith.

He said that his Filipino friends had coaxed him to return to his original religion which was Christianity.

“When I became a Muslim, out of confusion, some of my friends back home asked me to return to Christianity,” said the 40-year-old in an Instagram video of podcast programme My Salam Muslim.

Adam who has been living in Malaysian for the past 19 years, married Malaysian Nor Azah Redzuan, who is also his manager, in 2003.

He said that since becoming a Muslim, he too had invited some of his friends and his mother, Florenda Macaraig Echivarre, to understand and accept the faith.

“My mother still has many questions, so I don’t want to impose anything on her, so I’ll just pray and hope that one day she’ll receive God’s guidance,” he said.

Meanwhile, Adam is also appearing with fellow Muslim revert director Michael Ang in the programme Mike & Mark Diari Mualaf, aired on Naura (Astro channel 125) every Thursday at 9pm.

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