Time limit for walimah

Q: Please advise whether there is a time limit when a walima needs to be held after a Nikaah.

My brother is making Nikaah and was advised that his Walima must be within 7 days. I live in a seperate house and cannot attend due to national lockdown regulations on movement. We expect regulations to be eased by the end of June, is it impermissible to wait until the end of June?

A: The walimah is done after consummation.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)