Combined Wedding Feasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible to hold two wedding feasts on the same day. May I get the details on whether there is anything such as combined wedding feasts in Islam? Is it recommended? For example, the elder brother and younger brother will get married in the same year but on […]

Traveling without a Mahram

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about a mother traveling to a wedding without a mahram and attending a walima that involves music, dancing, and mixing. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother is going to travel to turkey for a wedding next week without a male mahram accompanying her. My father let’s […]

When Should a Walima Should Take Place?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum When should a walima should take place? Answer: assalamu alaykum Scholars have mentioned different opinions on when a walima should take place. Some stated it should be held at the time of the marriage contract. Others stated that it should be held after the marriage contract but […]

Can You Separate the Nikah and Walima? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can you separate the nikah and walima? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to […]

Are In-Laws Allowed to Interfere in Intimate Matters and Rule the Life of a Couple ?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Does a cancelation of a religious marriage exist ? Is it Islamic to force the bride to consume the marriage and disclose the matter to his family? Are muslims allowed to interfere in intimate matters and rule the life of the couple ? Are in-laws and […]

When Should the Wedding Feast (Walima) Be Done?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, What is the ruling on the time to wait between the marriage and the Walimah? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. In general, it would be from the sunna to consummate the marriage before […]

The Fiqh of the Marriage Feast (Walima)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Can you please explain the various aspects related to Walima (marriage feast) in detail? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The Arabic word Walima (marriage banquet) is derived from the root word Walam, which literally means to gather and assemble. The Arabs used it […]

Questions Related to Having the Walima After Consumating Marriage

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: It is said that it is a “recommended sunnah” to consumate the marriage before walima. Please help me to understand that if it was a recommended sunnah surely the Prophet would have asked Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Auf if he had consumated the marriage before telling him to hold a […]