Are we supposed to consummate the marriage on the night of the Nikah

Fatwa ID: 02389

Answered by: Mufti Eunus Ali

Question:

In Islam why are we supposed to consummate the marriage on the night of the Nikah?

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is not a necessity to consummate the marriage during the first night of marriage.

In addition to the above, if the wife is experiencing her menses at that time it will be haram for the couple to engage in sexual intercourse.[1]

It should be noted that it is Sunnah to consummate the marriage before the Walimah.[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Eunus Ali

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Al Lubab Fi ShahilKitaab, Page 45, Al MAktabatulUmariyyah

[2]I’lausSunan, Volume 11, Page 10-12, Idaratul Quran walUloomilIslamiyyah

BazhlulMajhood, Volume 8, Page 21, Darul Bashair Al Islamiyyah

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