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Can vidai and valima be done together?

Q:

With due respect, I would like to ask you a question pertaining to my upcoming wedding. My future in-laws want my nikah done first as it’s an auspicious day. Some relatives who live abroad will be coming for the wedding a week later. So they want to keep the vidai and valima together on the same day. As far as I know and I’ve seen no one ever keep a vidai and valima together because valima is wajib on the groom after a marriage is consummated. But my in-laws are insisting on keeping both together. Please guide me towards the path which is correct

A:

Salaamun alaykum.

Thank you for your question.
Firstly there is no problem in islam to have vidai and walima on the same day and walima is not wajib but its mustahab.
 
Regards
Zahra Davdani.