Baseless customs


1. We have the custom that in marriage the brides party have to give so many materials like utensil for kitchen, all item for bed room drawing room etc. And they give the example of marriage of Fatima (R.A.) and Ali (R.A.). Is this allowed in Islam and what is the exact sunnah regarding this issue?

2. If you invite people for walimah they have to bring some gift and without a gift they feel bed. Is this sunnah or what is the rulling?

3. In the time of invitation there is a system of invitation card or betal nut. Is it permissible and what is the sunnah method of invitation?



1. These are baseless customs.

2. As above.

3. This is not a Sunnah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (مشكاة # 140)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)