The celebration of `Aqiqah and Walimah

Q 4: What is the ruling on celebrating `Aqiqah and Walimah?

(Part No. 11; Page No. 443)  A: The `Aqiqah is the sacrifice offered on the seventh day for the birth of a newborn baby, while the Walimah is the food served in a wedding whether including a sacrifice or the like. Doing both is an act of Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) and gathering for meals, participation in such happy occasions and celebrating marriage is a good deed.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.