Assalamu Alaikum sheikh
We do baking and stitching business from home. In our cake business we are asked to write wishes (merry Christmas, happy Diwali etc) for various such non Muslims parties and festivals according to our customer requirements. Is it OK to do so. Ours is a mixed society. Is my income halal?
2.we stich bridal dresses and as ours is a mixed society we are asked to stich for Christian brides(gowns etc), for hindu brides etc according to their traditions. Is it OK for us to stitch for our non Muslim neighbors according to their needs? Is my income halal? Can we earn through this.. Baking and stitching business?
I am really anxious because of the confusing opinions on what is right and what is wrong. Please kindly looking farward for the reply sheikh.
Baking a cake and stitching a gown is permissible and a lawful means of income. However, if the cake or gown is designed specifically for a religious festival or ceremony then baking that cake or sewing that gown will not be permissible. Rather, one will be sinful for assisting that religious ceremony. For this reason, you must avoid writing religious messages on cakes and sewing these types of dresses. As for running a baking or tailoring business, then that will be permissible as long as it does not involve assisting in religious events of non-Muslims.
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