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Nasihah (Advice): Walimah (The feast after marriage)


Anas Radhiallahu Anhu reported that Abdur Rahmaan Ibn Awf Radhiallahu Anhu married a woman, the mahr (bridal gift) being gold equal in weight to a date pit and Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said to him: “Host a Walimah (feast) even if it is only with a sheep” (Muslim) 




Question and Answer:


  1. Should a Walimah be done before or after the consummation of a Nikah?


(Question published as received)



  1. Walimah is a Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alahi Wasallam.


The Walimahs of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam were immediately after the consummation of marriage.


However, if one wishes to have a Walima after the Nikah and before the consummation of marriage that too will be valid.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best



Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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