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Last updated: 9th August 2006
Question ID: #2208
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9th August 2006

Please can you answer my question as soon as possible.
My friensd is getting married soon she want to do the wedding according to the Sunnah and have a very small wedding.However she knows alot of people. Her friends collegs and people she knows. . They add upto 60-100 .What should she do ? Should she invite them a week early just so they dont feell bad if they are not incited on the wedding day or invite them on the wedding day.Will it be called Fazool Karchi if she spent money twice. Please can you advise me.She only

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
7th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Scholars mention that if there is a need, such as not being able to invite everybody on one day, then it will not be wrong to invite them on separate days.

It has been reported from the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) that he stated: “Walima on the first day is confirmed (Haq), and on the second day, it is good (Ma’ruf), and on the third day, it is showing off.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 3738)

It is stated in al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya:

“There is nothing wrong in inviting people the next day after consummation or the day after. After that, marriage and Walima celebrations will come to an end.” (5/343)

Therefore, it will be permissible to invite your friends on a seperate day but after the Nikah, not before. Also, this will not be regarded as extravagance.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.