Walima in Islam: Marriage is a sacred act in Muslim life. Islam places great importance on getting married and having children.
Islam has clear provisions regarding marriage and its subsequent activities. There are some obligations in it. and There is some Sunnah. There are some Mubah. And many things are forbidden.
Walima is one of the Sunnah of marriage. In today’s article, we are going to discuss Walima in detail. I hope everyone’s life will be useful.
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What does Walim mean?
The word Walima is derived from Arabic (ايتلام). Which means – to come together. Walima is the meal that is arranged by the husband after the wedding night. Self
Since this arrangement of food is arranged after the husband and wife get together, it is called Walima.
According to the majority of ulama, it is sunnah to do Walima. According to some, mustahabb. Again, many have called it obligatory.
Scholars have expressed different opinions about Walima. According to some, Walima is the next meal after the meeting of husband and wife. Some say that arranging food during Aqd is called Walima.
What is the Walima in Islam?
After marriage, the boy’s party is called ‘Walima’ to entertain his relatives, friends, neighbors, well-wishers, and the poor and needy according to Tawfiq.
Walima is an important circumcision. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) performed Walima on her marriage and asked the Companions to do the same.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) married Zaynab bint Jahash (may Allah be pleased with him) the day after his marriage. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 5160).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) invited Walima for three days after marrying Shafi’ah (may Allah be pleased with him). (Musnad Abu Yala, Hadith No. 3634).
Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) saw a yellow mark on the body of Abdur Rahman Ibn Awf (may Allah be pleased with him) and asked, “What is it?”
He said, “I have married a woman with the weight of a palm kernel of gold.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘May Allah bless your marriage.
Even if a goat is slaughtered, you do Walima. ‘(Sahih Bukhari – 5155; Sahih Muslim – 3210).
Anas Ibn Malik – Radiyallahu Anhu – said,
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had such great guardianship after marrying Zaynab (may Allah be pleased with him) that he did not have such a great guardian in the case of any of his other wives. (Sahih Bukhari: 517)
Anas – Radiyallahu Anhu – Narrated –
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) married Zaynab bint Jahash and made her Walima and fed the people with bread and meat with satisfaction. (Bukhari: 4694)
Anas – Radiyallahu Anhu – narrates,
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) freed Shafi’ah (may Allah be pleased with him), married her, and fixed her dowry as her ransom.
He celebrated his wedding with a dish called ‘Hayes’, which was made from dates, cheese and ghee. (Sahih Bukhari: 5179; Sahih Muslim: 2562)
When to do Walima?
It is obligatory to do Walima the day after the marriage. Because usually on the first night of marriage, the husband and wife get together. And Walima is done after the reunion.
And if you can’t do it the day after the wedding, you can do it later at a convenient time. But it is better to do Walima within three days.
Walima can be done for one or two days or for three days. In the hadith, there is sunnah to do Walima for one day, it is mustahabb to do Walima for two days. It is permissible to do Walima for three days. (Muslim: 1428).
How to do Walima in Islam?
Walima can be made with any kind of food. It is permissible to do Walima even with dates and circumcision will be performed by it.
It is forbidden to spend extra in Walima. and It is not necessary for Walima to arrange very high-quality food. Circumcision will be performed if Walima is spent according to one’s ability.
It is Sunnah to invite the rich and the poor to Walima. The Walima in which the rich and the worldly people are invited, the pious and the poor-Miskin are not invited, That Walima has been called the worst Walima in the Hadith. (Abu Dawood: 3754).
Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: On his return from Khaibar, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) stayed for three days between Khaibar and Medina.
Shari’ah (may Allah be pleased with him) was taken there. He arranged for a guardian. I invited the people to his guardian.
There was no bread or meat in this Walima. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ordered the spread of leather Dastarkhan for this Walima. Then dates, cheese, and ghee were poured on this Dastarkhan. (Bukhari: 536)
Walima of the bride’s party
It is circumcised by the son after marriage. Nowadays, the banquet that is arranged at the girl’s house is not valid. The bride has to look her best during this time, because of posterity more than anything else. The girl’s party can only arrange a courtesy party.
However, in the present era, the tendency of this circumcision of Walima is increasing, which is not desirable. Especially the pressure that is put on the bride’s party is completely haram.
Moreover, it is a heinous evil practice in today’s society to impose conditions on a large number of people to accompany the groom and to impose a burden on the bride’s father by being a guest in the bride’s house, which must be completely abandoned.
It is haram to entertain and be hospitable to one’s mate unwillingly or under duress. Participating in it is also haram and sinful. Forcing someone to take any food is tantamount to oppression.