The interval between engagement and consummation of marriage

Q 5: Is there a limit for the period between the conclusion of marriage contract and the consummatation of marriage? Should this period be long or short? What used to happen during the (Part No. 18; Page No. 92) lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this period?

A: There is no limit for the period that is between the engagement and consummation of marriage. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.