Question#:
2886
Question Date:
4/12/1998
Topic :
Walima.:
Question:
Assalaam Alaikum, My question is about Walima. First question does the woman have to cook for her walima and can it be catered? When hosting the Walima for guest that are Muslim and Non-Muslim can there be music? If the Walima was held in a hall would the guest have to separated, men on one side and women on the other?
Answer:
Dear Sr. I. As-salaamu alaykum. The bride doesn't have to cook for her wedding. Food can be catered, or friends and family members can help bring dishes. As to your second question, since weddings are meant to bring happiness and joy, and since the attendees cannot be always controlled in the presence of Music which would lead people from the opposite sex to dance in public (which is Haram), then in order to avoid this, men and women should be separated. Women can sing and dance on their own if they wish to. Thank you for asking and God knows best.
Reference:
IslamiCity