Q. Should a Walimah be done before or after the consummation of a Nikah?
A. Walimah is a Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alahi Wasallam.
The Walimahs of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam were immediately after the consummation of marriage.
However, if one wishes to have a Walima after the Nikah and before the consummation of marriage that too will be valid.
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.