Q: Can a nikah and walima be done on the same day, e.g. nikah at Zohar time and walima at night.
A: This is also counted as waleemah, but the way that the waleemah was practised in the time of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was that it was after the marriage was consummated.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.