Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

Is it permissible to sell ebooks on Amazon.com?

I write childrens and general non fiction ebooks which have nothing un-Islamic. However Amazon does sell ebooks by others with objectionable content.

Answer: assalamu alaykum

It is permitted to sell products on Amazon.

The service that Amazon provides is a permissible one, namely providing a platform for people to sell things on. The items that people sell is from their own actions and choice. It does not effect the base ruling that the service Amazon provides are permitted. Nor does it impact the ruling concerning the usage of this website by others who are selling products that are Islamically permissible.

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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