Baking cake for occasions

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

I would like to know what the ruling is regarding wedding and birthday cakes. Can I bake them for customers?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to make and sell wedding cakes. Avoid designing birthday cakes.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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