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Question # : 431

South Africa

What are the rulings of having walima? How soon after the meeting of the bride & groom should walima be held?

Answer : 431

Published on: May 22, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 191/L)


(1) When husband and wife meet first time, it is recommended for husband to invite his relatives and friends to a feast (walima) as per his capacity.


(2) The walima can be held in the morning or the other day. Inviting people to a feast after that will not be called as walima:

ولیمة العرس سنة و فیھا مثوبة عظیمة وھی اذا بنی الرجل بامرأتہ ینبغي ان یدعو الجیران والاقرباء الی قولہ ولاباس بان یدعوا یومئذ من الغد و بعد الغد ثم ینقطع العرس و الولیمة (عالمگیري: 5/343)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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