Eating birthday cakes

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible to eat prasaad and birthday cake or sweets offered that is offered to me. If I can’t avoid it then how could i amend or compensate for this.


A: If prasaad refers to some type of a hindi food then this is haraam and forbidden. You may risk your faith. Try your best to refrain from birthdays and birthday cakes etc.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)