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I would like to know as in Malaysia and Singapore there is "Hantaran" and "Mas Kawin" during the nikah time...which one of this is consider "Mehr".

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Assalamualaikum...i would like to know as in Malaysia and Singapore there is "Hantaran" and "Mas Kawin" during the nikah time...which one of this is consider "Mehr"

 

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Malay culture local rituals

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Although we are not very familiar with the Malay culture, to the best of our knowledge the nominal Mas-Kawin is supposedly the obligatory mehr which the groom pays to the bride at the solemnization of nikaah; and the usually substantial Hantaran or what is sometimes called Belanja Hantaran or Belanja Hangus is a customary practice.

 

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