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TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS MARRIAGE IN MALAY CUSTOM
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adat bertunang (engagement custom) As soon as a man announces his wish to marry, an engagement date will be set when families of the couple meet to discuss the wedding plans. The adat bertunang (engage ment custom) is normally held at the bride's home.
akad nikah (marriage contract) A Malay wedding proper begins with the akad nikah (marriage contract) ceremony. The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (mahar,literally 'marriage gold' in form of money or goods or anything as requested by the bride).It is opposite to dowry where the mas khawin is paid by the bride to the groom. The mas khawin is a symbol to show that the men is willing and are prepared to build a family with the lady he chose to get married to. The contract signing is done before a religious official and is accompanied by prayer.
berinai besar (great henna-ing) If the bersanding i s to take place the next day, the couple's hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar (great henna-ing) ceremony.
bersanding (enthronement) The actual wedding day is the Bersanding. This literally means the "sitting together of the bride and bridegroom on the bridal couch".. The bersanding (enthronement) ceremony begins with the groom's procession with friends, relatives, musicians and people waving bunga manggar (palm blossom) to meet the bride. Often various good- humoured attempts are made to waylay or stop the groom from getting to the bride. The main part of thebersanding involves the seating of the bridal couple on a dais and sprinkling them with yellow rice and scented water by family members, relatives and guests as a sign of blessing.
A silat is performed to show respect to the wedded couple A kompang performance is made to escort the couple
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