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For questions relating to the computer software, e.g., operating systems, games, business software, including its usage and development.

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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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Is game development/programming prohibited in Islam?

In simple words, is game programming, development and publishing prohibited? I am a hobby programmer and while I was learning one of game development frameworks, my friend suggested that since making ...
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If someone is poor, can he/she use pirated software?

I'm poor and I don't have a way to actually use credit cards to buy software. However I really need those software for my education. Also there are books which are too expensive so I download them ...
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Is listening to Brainwave Entrainment‎ or subliminal message audio halal?

As the title says, I want to determine if Brainwave Entrainment is halaal or haraam? Brainwave Entrainment in Wikipedia: Brainwave Entrainment is any practice that aims to cause brainwave ...
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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 photoshop is allowed in Islam?

I have noticed and personally related to the photoshop field that some people doing photo editing by using softwares. Some people edit the photos of respectful ladies for their ratings and business. ...
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Is it haram to pirate software I cannot purchase due to not having a credit card, with the intention of paying for it when I do get a credit card?

I'm a student from India and work part-time as a Freelancer online. My question is about piracy in Islam. I use certain software Adobe for my Freelance work including Photoshop, Illustrator and After ...
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What should a Muslim do if the company he works for uses pirated software?

AoA, I have read the posts on this page, Is using pirated software allowed?. My question is, if you work for a company which uses pirated software, what do you do? I've seen many situations where the ...
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Is it haram to build a temple management software application?

I am looking for a job change, I had an interview and got the offer letter. The project for which they're hiring me is a temple management system, I'm feeling that it is haram to work on it, but I ...
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Is it halal to develop software for payment gateways like PayPal?

I got a job in a company where they develop software for payment gateways like PayPal (not PayPal). Is it halal to develop software like this? IT professionals and those who know about payment ...
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Can I use pirated software for work with the intention of buying it once I make enough money?

I watched a short video on YouTube from Dr. Zakir Naik where he explains that "in general it is haram" but there are exceptions (this is what I got from the video). However, he did not go into details ...
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Is it permissible to take donations for a free app?

I have made some apps which are completely free to download and use. Is it OK to allow users to donate to me for my work, at no benefit to them? The reason I'm in doubt is because the users who ...
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Can we license translation software for the Quran and Hadits?

There is software license 9 imam Hadits by www.lidwa.com obtained copies of copyrighted works, the owner claims that no one can copy their database. But isn't the Quran (and Hadits) itself licensed ...
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Is making apps haram?

I was wondering if making apps is haram. For example, ones that can help with productivity or communication between groups.
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