Al salam Alykom I know this question had been asked before but it doesn't appear which answer is the correct one.

  • Is scraping web sites' data is haram? websites usually doesn't agree that bots crawl it? I am scraping data from public available web pages,it can be copied manually but instead a bot saves the time & the effort.

  • Is web automation haram? for example bot login to my account ,post some data on my account. usually it is against website terms of use too,But is it fair!?

I found arabic fatwa on Islamweb which says that web scraping is allowed because the data are publicaly available,the fatwa did not mention anything about terms of use ,so maybe the chekh doesn't know the whole story?or i am just too incredulous .

sorry for any language mistake.


IMO, web scraping is breaking the Terms of service of most services. This is i would think a subset of breaking the law. Visit the link to see what the ruling is for breaking the law


  • I heard that web scraping of public content in australia is allowed<i know copy right protected data can't be used for harming the owners>more details Sep 19 '20 at 10:44

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