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Maskahwin & Marriage Expenses  
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What is a Maskahwin (Mahar)?

Mahar is a gift given by the groom to the bride after the solemnization ceremony. It symbolises the beginning of a husband's responsibility towards his wife in fulfilling her everyday needs.

Mahar can be in cash or benefits, such as gold, silver or money. Mahar is the bride's right and she owns the Mahar. Thus, she has the will to dispose of it as she wishes.

The current minimum rate for the Mahar in Singapore is S$100 cash.

 
What is a Hantaran (Marriage Expenses)?
A Hantaran is a customary gift, usually in cash, given by the groom to his bride's family for the Walimah. The Hantaran rate must be agreed upon by both parties.
 
What is a Walimah?

A Walimah is a feast given after the marriage by the couple, which is a sunnah. Walimah is a celebration of the newly formed family and for announcing that this couple is now husband and wife.

During the celebration, relatives and friends of both the husband and the wife, as well as community members are invited to get acquainted with each other and begin a nice relationship through the marriage.

 
 
 
Last Updated: 02 April 2015