Is it permissible to bake wedding cakes?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


i would like to know what the ruling is regarding wedding cakes.

as i make cakes for people and i take cake orders however i do not make birthday cakes, or wedding cakes.

i know that birthday cakes are not allowed but i am confused regarding wedding cakes as some respected, practicing muslims also buy wedding cakes for their wedding functions.

so i would like to know what the ruling is before i take any wedding cake orders.


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

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

Whilst Shari’ah allows us to celebrate and rejoice on happy occasions, it discourages from imitating the ways of the Kuffār. As such, it is permissible to make and sell wedding cakes, however, it is best to refrain from designing the cakes in a manner that is similar to the Kuffār.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Nabeel Valli

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.