Girl staying at her parents home on the first night

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Q: Inshallah my nikaah will be done soon. My future wife said that it is sunnah for the girl to stay at her parents house on the first night after nikaah without her husband. Is this true?


A: According to our knowledge this was not the general practice of the Sahaaba during the Mubaarak era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

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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