When should the waleemah take place?

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Q: I want to ask you if physical relationship does not take place on the wedding night, will the walima food be haraam? 


A: No, the food will not be haraam. However, the sunnah is that the waleema take place after the nikaah is consummated.

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, 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.

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