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#1Pic1Day: A Kazakh Muslim Wedding (Mongolia, 2009)

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Muslim Wedding (Mongolia, 2009)

A Muslim Kazakh bride in westernmost corner of Mongolia is preparing for nikah, legalization of marriage held by Muslim religious leader. The Kazakhs are predominantly Muslim minority groups inhabiting western Mongolia, especially in the province of Bayan Olgii. Most of the wedding ceremonies here are held in Western (Russian) way, as it comes simpler and cheaper. In Kazakh wedding in Mongolia, vodka is always present. The father of this bride even held a cup of vodka in his hand, praying by reading Bismillah (in the name of Allah) to all guests. The mother of the bride then stood up, saying gratitude to all guests while wailing and weeping, and finished the vodka all at once.

Pernikahan Muslim (Mongolia, 2009)

Seorang pengantin Muslim Kazakh di ujung paling barat Mongolia sedang bersiap melangsungkan akad nikah. Pernikahan di sini lebih sering dilangsungkan dalam cara barat atau Rusia daripada cara tradisional (yang lebih rumit dan mahal). Dalam pernikahan Kazakh di Mongolia, vodka tidak boleh absen. Ayah pengantin perempuan ini bahkan sempat mengangkat secawan vodka, mengucap Bismillah irrahman irrahim, dan berterima kasih kepada semua tamu yang hadir. Disambung dengan ibunya yang berdiri, berterima kasih sampai menangis-nangis, dan menenggak habis satu cawan vodka sekali tegukan.

 

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. agustinus@agustinuswibowo.com Contact: Website | More Posts

7 Comments on #1Pic1Day: A Kazakh Muslim Wedding (Mongolia, 2009)

  1. Menarik juga ya, perjalanan yang menakjubkan

  2. Wah tradisi yang unik ya, mengingat Islam mengharamkan alkohol.

  3. iseng nanya dong mas, dr setiap negara yg pernah d kunjungi. Wanita dr negara mna yg paling eksotis buat di foto?

  4. budaya memang menarik utk disimak :) apapun itu…hehe

  5. Budaya yg ANEH. Ternyata yg pinter mengarang bebas nggak cm orang Jawa. Hehehe.. :p

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