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    Question ID: 160660Country: India

    Title: Who should arrange walimah feast?

    Question: (1) I want to know that if a boy’s family (ladke wale) manage all the function and give dinner at night and nikah also performed same day. So it is a walimah or not? (2) Who is a wali of girl?

    Answer ID: 160660

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 899/871/M=8/1439)


    (1) Dawat-e-Walimah (post-marital feast) should be arranged by groom. If nikah is solemnized in the day and walimah is arranged in the night then too it is alright. However, it is better to arrange walimah the next day after husband and wife meet first time in privacy i.e. nuptial night.

    (2) The Wali of the girl is her father or grandfather or brother etc from asabat (blood relations) lines.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India