Is installing software using serial numbers available in internet haram or halal? E.g. operating systems, Photoshop and office applications. I'm not selling things using the software, but I make websites and graphics and sell them. Even I do classes.

  • I cannot give an answer because but personally I do not think that it is halal. Simply consider you create your software to make money and someone finds a way to use it for free!! Would you agree? – youssouf Jun 19 '17 at 18:30
  • Use Linux, LibreOffice, GIMP, Inkscape, BlueGriffon, etc., my friend, unless there's something special you cannot do with them ;-) – Sadi Nov 20 '17 at 14:28

It is very wrong to use softwares which others make for years in programing, designing, planing and testing that they charge for their living. This is the lone source of income for a programmer.

It is same as : If you make a shop for selling ice-creams and people come there and take their ice-creams for free. How you feel about that?

However, if a software is open source you can use that for free although requiring Key. You are permitted by Laws to download that on Internet.

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If there is an agreement between you (your company, your city, your country) and the manufacturer you must not use it even though there are not Muslims. Take a look at this for more information (Persian).

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