Wednesday , 18 October 2017
Amazon

Amazon

Assalamu alaykum, is amazon haram? (The online shop) I’m asking because I found out that the site is named after the river amazon but the river amazon is named after the shirk pagan story about the “amazons” . If it is haram does it mean I have to get rid of anything I bought from them even if the stuff I bought is not related to anything pagan?

Answer

Wa Alaykum Salaam
It is permissible for you to retain items bought from Amazon. The mere fact that the name of the store may have been borrowed from the name of a river which in turn may be linked with some pagan tradition does not render dealing with the store impermissible. Such far-fetched reasoning as appearing in the question will often lead to absurd results