Time for Walimah

Q: Can one have the walimah the same day of the nikah (marriage)?

A. Waleemah may be held the same day as the Nikah, but after it, not before. And to comply with the Sunnah, the boy and girl should spend a few moments in seclusion after marrying and before the Waleemah. It is not necessary for them to engage in sexual relations in those few moments.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai