Sunday, June 01, 2008

Penang Hadhrami Arab wedding

The Hadhrami Arabs , a minority community in Penang, normally adopts the local Malay custom in their day to day affairs. Weddings are held according to Malay/Muslim custom since most of them have been fully integrated with the Malay community.

However, when Najeeb bin Ali Almurtadza Al-Tahir weds Naemah binti Shaikh Alhabshee on May 31, it was a mix of Hadhrami and Malay cultures.

The night was filled with Hadhrami music and the men danced the "samra" and "zafin" in the compound of the bride's family home while the ladies in the house.










10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baguih la cam tu Pak Syed ... Kekalkan budaya suku bangsa sendiri. Kalau tidak, habis lenyap dimamah zaman. Teringin juga nak dengar macamana muzik Hadhrami ni. By the way, is there a relation between Hadhrami and Hadhramaut? Pardon my ignorance.

- mantea

big easy said...

that house looks familiar indeed ;)
I love weddings with arab features.
always wanted to do the dance.

;)

Syed Imran said...

Mantea'
Hadhrami datangnya dari Hadhramaut, Yemen atau Yaman.

Syed Imran said...

Big Easy,

It is along Burma Road, Penang. The akad was held at the Al-Munauwar Mosque, Kelawai Road.

Diver.Miskin said...

Tahniah... Apa sahaja usaha utk mengekalkan kebudayaan.. tak kira apa jua kebudayaan akan pasti mendapat sokongan dari saya... Tahniah sekali lagi...

http://diver.miskin.blogspot.com

Daun Karapulea said...

Aiiik!! Tok arab pun ada pakai 'bunga malea' ka? (gambar last sekali)

Syed Imran said...

Daun Karapulea,

Benar, ini adalah hasil daripada penyatuan dalam masyarakat setempat, bunga manggar, bunga male, kompang dan sebagainya. Dalam hubungan majlis berkenaan, mereka menghidupkan sedikit adat Hadhrami tetapi tidak melupakan adat Melayu Pulau Pinang. Lebih meriah sikit.

Anonymous said...

Alhamdulllah,akhirnya dapat juga ana lihat perkahwinan Arab Hadhrami. Budaya ini rasanya tidak lagi diamalkan di Kedah walaupuin terdapat masyrakat Arab Hadhrami seperti ana. Hidup budaya kita semula !
Anwar Al Mukhashin
Alor Star

Anonymous said...

in Batu Pahat, you can still can see how Hadhramis there still practicing the culture,music, food and language of Hadhramaut..especially during weddings and eid..

..just sharing.. :D

Ibtissam said...

I'm a yemeni (hadhrami) kenyan studying in Malaysia and it's so wonderful to see weddings among the yemeni diaspora here are so similar! Thanks for putting this up!