I am considering starting a cake business and wanted to know the Islamic ruling on whether I can sell birthday cakes?

birthday cake

Question:

I am considering starting a cake business and wanted to know the Islamic ruling on whether I can sell birthday cakes.

Answer:

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

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

As long as the ingredients are Halāl, it is permissible to make and sell birthday cakes.[1]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam al-Mahmudi,
www.darulfiqh.com  

Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hameed al-Mahmudi
www.fatwa.ca 


[1]  وَيُشْتَرَطُ أَيْضًا أَنْ يَكُونَ الْمَالُ مُتَقَوِّمًا أَيْ يُبَاحَ الِانْتِفَاعُ بِهِ فَبَيْعُ الْمَالِ غَيْرِ الْمُتَقَوِّمِ بَاطِلٌ (درر الحكام ج 1 ص 177 دار الجيل)

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