The term walima stems from the Arabic alwalam, which means “to gather” or “gather together”. Walima is an important Islamic wedding ritual; it is a wedding party presented by the groom’s family. Walima occurs immediately following Nikah. It is appropriate to commemorate this event in accordance with our Prophet’s Sunnah. Walima is done by the groom, who invites his loved ones, including the bride’s family and relatives, to his side. To bless your new path by sharing your delight.
The appropriate moment to do a Walima.
There are no set commitments, such as performing a Walima on a specific date or time, however it is best to do it as soon as feasible following Nikah.
Is it necessary to do walima?
Because walima is sunnah or fard, it is not regarded as a sin if someone does not perform it for whatever reason.
While offering Walima with noble intentions is similar to obeying the Sunnah of our Prophet, he will be blessed by the Almighty.
The Messenger of Allah (S.W.T) said,
‘’The worst food is that of a wedding banquet (Walima) to which only the rich are invited whilst the poor are not invited.”
A wedding feast should be arranged in a way that it should not be wasted.
“Eat and drink, but waste not by excess” (Qur’an, 7:31)
As with the above verse and hadith it is clear how a walima should be performed in a blessed way.