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Downloading Pirated Games [duplicate]

Is it halal to download pirated games? Notice that the pirated versions aren't quite identical to the original, and they are for free, so there is no money in the case.
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Is downloading mp3 halal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Islam stand in Internet Piracy? This is a very common question. Is Anything illegal by laws haram? Mp3 is one issue. Downloading illegal mp3 is strictly illegal by ...
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Is using pirated software allowed?

Is using pirated software allowed? Please answer with clear evidence supporting your view. Note that I'm not asking about whether software piracy itself is sinful. My question is regarding the ...
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Where and when did the notion of “You must follow one madhhab exclusively” originate?

Can someone with knowledge on the evolution of fiqh pinpoint something in history about where this notion originated from? Today we hear from one side that following one madhhab exclusively is almost ...
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Does Islam support the idea of patenting?

Definition of Patent from Wikipedia: A patent is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a ...
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When you are downloading something that you did not pay for in an islamic country will you get your fingers amputated?

As downloading without owning the rights equals stealing to some people, can an islamic court that bases it's laws on the sharia cut the stealing person's fingers?
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What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?

It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question What is the Islamic stance on Internet Piracy? However, cutting the hand of someone for downloading a bad pop song seems a little… ...
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After switching from pirated software to free software will my work still be haram?

I am still in school and going to college this year InshaAllah. The announcement received May 27th at state universities, may Allah bless my college. I want to take computer science. The problem is ...
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Is piracy a form of theft for the purposes of fiqh?

From this question What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?, the OP writes: It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question Where does Islam stand on Internet ...
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Is earning money from link shortener haram or halal?

Im putting download links of APK's game on youtube, apk's in which i provide paid games for free in a download link. Whenever they press the link, i earn money. As far, like 1200 pressed and ...
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Is it halal to avail service from a company that makes use of pirated software?

My electricity provider uses pirated Windows in their desktops. Since I pay bills to them and they make use of these desktops to register my bill, will using the electricity for the purpose of work ...