Salamun alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathuh,
Alhamdulillahi Katheera, my marriage is fixed and is In’shaa Allah going to be in Feb.
my parents want to give a feast out of happiness to all the relatives and orphanages. But my would be in-laws doenot want it to be done and says that in Islam there is only one feast that is Walima from the grooms side.
My parents want to give a feast and thinks it’s not wrong as we are doing it simple and out of happiness.
I want to know if it would be a sin if they organize a wedding feast. Please help.
Jazakallahu khairan katheera,
Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
They are right in saying that Walimah is the responsibility of the boy; they are the ones to host it. However, they are wrong in telling you cannot hold another function to celebrate the occasion – after the Walimah.
In Islam, calling people over to share meals on happy occasions is a good thing. No one can condemn or declare it as unlawful. People are free to do so; according to the rules of jurisprudence, ‘Things are permissible unless forbidden.’
There is no text to prohibit holding a feast on the side of the girl’s family if they want to express joy on occasion.
You can show them this answer; if they are still not convinced, you can ask a qualified scholar.
So, I would urge you not to quarrel over this issue and focus on making it a joyful occasion asking Allah to bless the couple with a happy marriage.
Allah Almighty knows best.
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