Fatwa ID: 02389
Answered by: Mufti Eunus Ali
In Islam why are we supposed to consummate the marriage on the night of the Nikah?
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.
It should be noted that it is Sunnah to consummate the marriage before the Walimah.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Eunus Ali
Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham