Can we use pirated books available on internet, as these books are owned by someone and are someone's effort so we are accessing it without his/her permission. And these books are very expensive so we can't buy them. What is guidance of Islam on this issue?

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No, you should not use pirated books unless owner (publisher/writer) has put it for free to use or you took explicit permission from owner to read/use.

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