How long after a proposal is it advisable to make nikaah?


Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) advised Ali (radiyallahu anhu) thus: Don’t delay in executing three things:
Salaah when the (mustahab) time enters.
A Janaazah when it is ready to be performed.
An unmarried person when you find a suitable partner for him/her. (Sunan Tirmizi #171)

From the above hadeeth we understand that the nikaah should be done as quickly as possible after the proposal. Not adhering to this advice of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) very often leads to haraam contact between the boy and girl and many other wrongs and unnecessary and unfounded formalities.

Therefore, the nikaah should be performed as soon as possible.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Uswatul Muslimah Panel of Ulama