FORBIDDEN! Qur'an verses on birthday cakes

Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric has warned against writing Qur’an verses on a cake, saying this constitutes an insult of the Holy Book.


Emirates247 (H/T TROP)–Quoted by Saudi newspapers on Wednesday, the kingdom’s Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh said he had noticed that Quran verses are written on cake during social events and other occasions at homes and schools.


“Writing Quran verses on cake or any other edible items amounts to an insult of the Quran and is unacceptable,” he said.

(Maybe there were Islamic verses on the birthday cake that the CIA was going to give this guy when he blew himself up at CIA headquarters in Afghanistan)

“Appreciating and respecting the Quran should not be done by eating its verses but by reading or listening to them and by sticking to their content…Quran verses must not be used in decoration of cake and eating it.”


Newspapers said the Mufti was responding to questions about the growing phenomenon of using Quran verses by some Quran memorisation centres in the Gulf kingdom to adorn cake at graduation events.

But you could always use Hebrew! It even looks a little like Arabic.