Performing the nikaah at the bride’s house

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Q: Please advise on the below scenario as well as questions. Insha Allah I am getting married in December in Cape Town, and I am from natal. The wedding and walima will be taking place in Cape Town. The Imam will perform the nikah at the house, as the nearest masjid is far away from the house. Is this allowed in Islaam? or does the nikah have to take place in the Masjid. For us to have the Walima, what are the requirements that need to take place. May Allah Ta’ala reward you for your assistance.



1. It is permissible.

2. Refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/437

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.