Cakes for Celebratory Functions and With Cartoon Characters
  • Question:

    Is it allowed to bake cakes of different cartoon characters? Is it allowed to sell cakes for different celebration like wedding or birthdays.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    In principle, Islamically, baking a cake with halāl ingredients is permissible.

    Forming animate objects such as cartoon characters falls under the issue of drawing, sculpture and imagery. In Islam, it is prohibitively disliked to sculpture animate objects, even with cake icing or similar confectionery. One must abstain from making sculptures of animate objects, as this resembles idols and idol worship, which is Islamically prohibited
    As for preparing cakes for celebrations, it is permissible if the related celebration or event is permissible.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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