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.

Intimacy before walimah

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Q: Is it compulsory to have sex on wedding night with your wife to make walima halaal the next day? A: Walimah is halaal always. It is never haraam. It is better that there is intimacy before the walimah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) … read more »

Waleemah and feeding after nikaah

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Q: 1. I would like to know if waleemahs are only for males or are females allowed to be invited as well, if there is complete segregation. I heard that some Ulama say that Waleemah is only Sunnah for males. 2. Also what is the position of the bride’s side of the family feeding after… read more »

Having a walima after rukhsati

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Q: I have been married for less than 6 months and will be having the rukhsati (reception) very soon, probably in a month. My wife and I go out occasionally and sometimes I drop her at work. We hold hands while I drive her to work. Is this wrong? We also cuddle at times. Is this… read more »

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… read more »

When should the walimah da’wat be given?

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I have my Nikkah soon In’Shaa’Allah but my Rukhsati would be after around 7 months our Nikkah and that is when we intend to fulfil the Sunnah of Walima. I’ve heard if one consummates (the act or even khulwa sahiha) their Walima is not valid and we definitely do not want to compromise on the… read more »