Definition: A public wedding party or reception which takes place after the marriage contract (nikah) is signed. In Islam, the groom's family traditionally invites the community for a meal, although specific traditions vary from culture to culture. "Walima" comes from the Arabic word walam, which means to gather people together.
Also Known As: 'urs
Alternate Spellings: walimah
Examples: At Mohammad and Nour's walimah, the guests were invited to a buffet with appetizers, lamb, chicken, rice and salad.