Writing An E-Book And Selling It On Non-Muslim Sites
Fatwa No: 414598

Question

Question: Assalam alikum I want to write a ebook and to publish on Amazon
Kindle. when somebody buy my book I get paid. Firstly the owners of Amazon
are non Muslim so can I sell my book on Amazon Kindle. Secondly when a buyer
buy my book i get paid. What if the buyer money is haram and mostly buyers
are non-muslim and their money is involved with riba and other haram
things.So this type of money will be halal for mejQuery111008582920776463059_1579763476572 When someone read my
ebook ads are shown on their device sometime but i am paid royalties of my
ebook not for ads so this is permissible?? Ads are not in our control. I am paid of my ebook sale

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is nothing wrong with displaying your book on the mentioned website and availing yourself of the money earned by selling it or through your rights as the author.

What you mentioned, that the website is owned by a non-Muslim or that the source of the purchaser’s money is unknown or the like, affects neither the permissibility of that transaction, nor that of availing yourself of the earnings. It is permissible to engage in financial transactions with non-Muslims because the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and his Companions did so. Moreover, it is not incumbent on you to investigate and search for the source of a person’s money; the basic principle is that it is free from what is unlawful.

Allah Knows best.

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