I am a web sites developer but I also do build web scrapers. The last time a question comes to my mind, is this kind of work triggers no issue in Islam? the sites to which I build scrapers contains no illegal content with regards to Islam rules(no nu womens, no alcohol buyers, no financial services that contains Riba ...). But the action of scraping Web sites content is what makes this question. especially that some sites consider this action as illegal. so the question is:
- what should I do if this considered as illegal in Islam?
- what should I do to the money that I gained from building such programs?
- actually I am working on a similar program, which is half the way already( I have been working for more than a month on it already) and a version of it is already deployed on a server and the client can use it? should I withdraw from it and keep it for the client, should I return the money to the client?
please give me responses, if you have already asked Chiekhs who know the subject really well. As I don't want answers that have no dalleel. Thank you.