Hantaran Calculator

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Talk about rising costs of living.

It seems that the Hantaran (dowry) for Muslim brides have increased too. The dowry is a fixed amount of money that the groom has to pay to the bride's parents, on top of wedding expenses. As recently as a few years ago, the Hantaran for a Muslim bride would be about $7000. Today a figure as high as $10,000 is not unheard of.

From what I understand, some Malay men have decided to take out an installment plan on their brides too.

So how much is a Muslim lady worth and how do you determine her value anyway? Many of my friends have been asking this question.

With that I have configured a Hantaran Calculator

Do give it a try and see how much you (or your bride) is worth.

But a word of caution though. The Hantaran Calculator has been configured with deep-seated Malay stereotypes, based on certain qualities that our elders look out for when "valuing" a girl. For example her age (too old is not good), education level (too high is not good either), and whether or not she is a virgin (some elders can actually tell).

Note: Islam frowns upon wastage and preaches moderation, even when holding weddings. So take the calculator with a pinch of salt :)


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spiderman_pink: yea! $900! siapa nak kahwin? :D

Posted by hAiRiL/spiderman_pink at 10:10  

8 comments:

ha? your hantaran $900?

oklah..ada satu makcik tu.. da lama lonely, cari calon suami.. i'm sure she can afford u :D

tadi hujan?

madame blossom said...
23 October 2007 at 11:20 pm  

kalau dah jodoh, tak kemana. hehee

weather update trials dabis. jadi tak tau hujan ke tak tadi :D

23 October 2007 at 11:53 pm  

Eh ril.. aku nyer mula2 pikir 9ribu..skali $9,00...

Yessar~! Dah bole kahwin.. Huhu

HafizH said...
24 October 2007 at 9:48 am  

$900 fiz? alamak kalau kau pompan, aku dah kawin dengan kau seh.

hehee

24 October 2007 at 3:35 pm  

haha.i got 8k...sbbnya bab-bab suka buat ganster blush.keh keh.tp ni dlm singapore dollar..mahal giller. kalau kat msia,biasanya below rm10k je.kalu lebey..artis aa tue

bukan kah lebih murah hantaran lebih mahal perempuan tu?

zackyah fimiyun said...
25 October 2007 at 12:05 am  

gangster? kenal sarip dol samseng kampung dusun lah ni? :D

"bukan kah lebih murah hantaran lebih mahal perempuan tu?"
alhamdulillah masih ada orang yang berfikir begini. tapi jangan fikir je. pastikan ia di realisasikan yea?

25 October 2007 at 12:11 am  

i got 8k too la, drzackyah.. menarik2.. nanti nak link kan ke entri seterusnya.. dah siap pun, tunggu dapat signal wireless jek. he he..

29 October 2007 at 3:03 pm  

ha. ni signal wireless percuma ke? tak habis dengan kutub utara yang berbayar tu. bila nak kumpul duit untuk nikah?!

:D

29 October 2007 at 3:25 pm  

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