Fatwa: # 21123
Category: Marriage
Country: India
Date: 11th June 2012

Title

Should I participate in lunch arranged by the bride's family?

Question

asalamu alikum mufti sb my question is regarding lunch arranged by the family of bride for the neighbours and other people is it allowed in shairaih 

my sisters nikkah is inshallah after eid i tell my dad that it is not allowed but he is not ready to accept my sugestion he tell me it was ur fard to tell me and fallowing it or not is my own decision so u should not tell me again i am away from home then i tell my dad then i will not participate in the marriage as it is against islamic teachings please mufti sb tell me details abt the this lunch arranged by brides family   is their any hadees in which their is ruling abt this and should i participate or not 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to have a lunch arranged by the bride’s family. There is no prohibition in Shari’ah for this. In dealing with family related issues, especially with ones’ seniors, one should be diplomatic and tolerant. Maintaining family ties and family unity is emphasized in Shari’ah.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Ali bin Cassim,
Student Darul Iftaa
Los Angeles, U.S.A

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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