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Walima (Arabic: وليمه ), or the marriage banquet, is one of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding. The walima is performed after the nikah, or marriage ceremony. The word walima is derived from walam, meaning to gather or assemble. It designates a feast in classical Arabic and newspaper Arabic. Walima is used as a symbol to show domestic felicity in the household post-marriage. The Arabic language ( ), or simply Arabic ( ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic and Aramaic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Nikah or nikkah (Arabic: النكاح ), is the contract between a bride and bridegroom and part of an Islamic marriage, a strong covenant (mithaqun Ghalithun) as expressed in Quran 4:21). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


[1]== Debate: The Time of Walima == Scholars have different views on what the correct time of walima is; for example some believe it should take place

  • at the time of the wedding contract (nikah)
  • after nikah and prior to consummation
  • at the time of the wedding procession (Ibn Hajar, Fath al-Bari, 9/287)
  • after consummation (but this is not a certainity)

As a verb, consummate means to bring something to its completion, such as a transaction, concept, plan or action. ... As a verb, consummate means to bring something to its completion, such as a transaction, concept, plan or action. ...

See also

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Nikah or nikkah (Arabic: النكاح ), is the contract between a bride and bridegroom and part of an Islamic marriage, a strong covenant (mithaqun Ghalithun) as expressed in Quran 4:21). ... Nikah urfi is a kind of marriage. ...

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  • The Fiqh Of Walima

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The Fiqh Of Walima (1503 words)
The Arabic word Walima (marriage banquet) is derived from the root word Walam, which literally means to gather and assemble.
He provided meat and bread on the occasion of his marriage with Zaynab bint Jahsh (Allah be pleased with her), Hays (a type of sweat-dish cooked with dates, cheese and butter) on the occasion of his marriage with Safiyya (Allah be pleased with her) and barley on another occasion.
It is better to accept it if it is a Walima invitation, otherwise (on other occasions) one has a choice to accept it, and to accept it would be better, because it creates joy and happiness in the heart of a Muslim.
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