Concluding marriage on Sunday

Q: Some scholars believe that it is improper for Muslims to conclude their marriage contract on Sundays, for the Christians do this. They also forbid having a Walimah (wedding dinner) on this day and say that this is an imitation of the Kafirs (disbelievers). The scholars who hold this view are graduated from the Islamic University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Here marriage contracts are concluded on Sundays as the witnesses who are governmental employees cannot testify except on this day. This opinion caused dissension among Muslims. Those scholars support their opinion by saying that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to conclude the marriage contracts on Fridays. Your Eminence, did the Prophet (peace be upon him) made this a condition for concluding the marriage contract or can anyone choose the day of concluding his marriage contract?

A: There is no harm in concluding a marriage contract on any day of the week. It is not confined to Friday only as there is no evidence from the Qur'an (Part No. 18; Page No. 93) or the Sunnah regarding this matter. Concluding a marriage contract on Saturdays or Sundays is not an imitation of the Kafirs. This is not regarded as taking those two days as festival days. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.