Walima


Walima

"Walima" ( _ar. وليمة), 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. In Modern Arabic the word "ʿurs" عرس is used for "wedding".

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 certainty)

ee also

* Islamic view of marriage
* Nikah
* Nikah urfi

External links

* [http://www.central-mosque.com/fiqh/walima.htm The Fiqh Of Walima]


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