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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 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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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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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 working for a bank as a software engineer Haram?

If I have to work as a software engineer in a banking company is it Haram? I have this doubt because, that bank will be working solely on the basis of interest, which is haram. I am an active part ...
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Can I work for as a software engineer for a company that also does pornography?

I am a software engineer in India and striving Muslim. Recently I got new job offer from a company and after all the legal clarification, I accepted the job offer. But recently I heard from my friend ...
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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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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 okay to sell Islamic software?

Is it okay to develop and sell a software that contains Islamic materials, for example, Quranic duas, Ahadeeth, etc.? My question stems from the belief that selling Quranic verses is forbidden. It's ...
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Are earnings from developing software which includes selling adult ebooks haram?

Last week, I got a job in which the client asked me to develop an eCommerce site where the client will be selling online eBooks. He told me that there will be 14 categories of the books. I started ...
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My company sells software to banks, is this riba? [duplicate]

I recently started working for a software company that provides software and support to some banks and hospitals. Since I am not directly working with interest and not employed by the banks, would ...
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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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Earning from a blog that provides cracked softwares for download?

I have a software blog where I write reviews about software and provide free download link(s). I am using AdSense in that blog for my earnings. I want to know that if I upload or share cracked ...
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What is the ruling on working in bank projects? [duplicate]

A company is likely interested in hiring me and I am actually going through several interviews. It is a software vendor company that develop products for testing, validating, and virtualizing services....
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Is it permissible to develop video player and camera app?

These apps may be used for Halaal or Haram purposes. So, by developing such apps, will one be guilty of helping in sin. The apps will not bring any benefit, not even income, to the developer but may ...
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Is making accounting software for handling e.g. interest haram?

If I make software that deals with credit, debit, assets, liabilities, equity, and stuff like that, and also for recording monthly payments, will that be haram? I ask this because people can choose ...
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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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Cross Platform Quranic Software with Translations

I want to read Quran on my computer and smartphone. I need Quranic software which is: Cross platform: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS systems. Have (Sahih) translations to: English, Français, ...
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Is Firefox software halal due to its logo?

Is it halal in Islam to use software with images of animals like Firefox web browser or Thunderbird? There are also some software components named after other religions' symbols or even gods - ...
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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 it haram to decompile a .dll assembler to see it's content?

peace be upon you i'am working with C# programming language,there is an assembler called System.Numerics.dll (it handles big integers and complex numbers). is it haram to decompile this assembler to ...
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Can we make a software that markets a artist to their audience?

Can we make a software that markets a artist to their audience? Currently we got a request to create a software that will be used by artists in music and video sector to market their albums and ...
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Is installing software using serial numbers available in internet haram or halal?

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 ...
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Is my pirated copy of Windows 10 halal, given that I ordinarily could have upgraded from Windows 7, but it got a virus?

I'm supposed to have a legitimate Windows 10 copy since I had Windows 7 and could have upgraded to it. But my Windows 7 copy got a virus for some reason and was unable to be used. So I just pirated a ...
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Does anyone know about an app being created to help the Muslim Community keep in touch via mobiles?

Some months ago there was an article in an edition of "SAM", the Sydney [University] Alumni Magazine, which detailed two students who were developing an app, named Ummah or something very similar, ...
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Is building a hackintosh computer haram?

A hackintosh computer is a standard personal computer that runs Apple Mac OS X as opposed to Windows or Linux. Hackintosh computers are a violation of the Apple EULA, as it states that "OS X shouldn't ...
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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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Is working as a software developer for a meat supplier permissible?

Can I work as a software developer for a company which sells beef and lamb meat? This company doesn't sell pork, but their meat is not slaughtered in an Islamic way. They also sell pet food. My role ...
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If I promote web hosting services whose users use it in the wrong way, is my commission haram?

I am an affiliate marketer. I promote website hosting offers on my website. Some hosting companies do not allow adult content hosting, others say: if there is no violation with the laws in their ...
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Is my work haram given that I write software which has an "insurance" field?

I work as a programmer for a shipping company. My job requires me to create a program which contains fields like "shipper's name", "address", etc. Also there are fields which provides information ...
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Does worshipping a God in game negate my virtue?

I just start playing a multiplayer PC game called Conan Exiles. In the beginning of the game, one must select a religion (not Islam) out of four, as character builds up. Worshipping a God gives you ...
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Is my work still halal after migrating from pirated windows to linux ubuntu?

so i have a pirated windows 7 and want to move to linux ubuntu using my windows 7 to download and burn linux ubuntu file into a disc, if i work using that ubuntu OS that i get using pirated windows, ...
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Is it permissible in to make software application that deal with music, films, TV dramas etc or to make programming assignments for students?

I am an Android developer and working as a freelancers, normally I receive requests from clients to make them an application which deal with music or convert their music and video website to an ...
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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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Is it halal to work for a software company for operating systems?

Is it halal to work for a software company which provides operating systems to laptops, smartphones (Microsoft)? As a software engineer or as a software developer?
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Is web Scraping/Automation against site terms of use Haram?

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 ...
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Developing software to add late payment fee and interest

I am a web developer and I was recently asked by an old client to add interest calculating functionality on a monthly recurring membership app. Basically he wants me to add functionality which will ...
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Is using pirated software haram? if yes then what's the shari punishment for that?

It's confusing me for decade that using pirated software is haram or not. Can you please provide reference with your answer too? Also, as per my understanding, every haram thing has a punishment, is ...
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Is it sense of lying if ticking the checkbox of software terms/condition without reading it?

There are mostly software and applications for mobiles and laptops that asked users to accept the terms and conditions before using the app. Many people continue without reading that terms because ...
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Is working in bank IT department is haram?

I've been working in a bank for almost 1 year. I'm work involved in development & maintenance of remitting software and various bill collection utility (Electricity, Gas, Water etc) software. My ...
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Am I allowed to pirate a game I bought before on another platform? [duplicate]

I got Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on my Android phone then it was stolen, so I bought it on Windows 10 via Windows Store but then, I decided to switch to Linux. The reason why, if that would change ...
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Is creating a chat app or application haram? [duplicate]

I started developing a Chat application (something like whatsapp or Line) 2 months ago. However, due to articles that qualify Facebook, Whatsapp and the recent Pokemon Go as Haram, I really doubt if I ...
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After having pirated software on my computer, is it forever haram?

I pirate and I watch pornographic materials. Before you say, yes, I regret my actions and am trying to change myself. I have been told that my laptop (thus my OS and everything in it) is haram only ...
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Is making pub website permissible?

I am professional web developer and got a contract to fix a pub site. Is it permissible to fix this site, or not?
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Is working at a web development company who sells marketing software haram? [duplicate]

I am currently working as a web developer at a company who sells marketing software. Specifically, they sell products which can recover lost sales online. I am not directly involved with the sales ...
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site/link for word count of quran?

Assalaam o alikum. Please guide me any link/website where i may post my any query word and in return i get answer about how many times that particular word or sentence appears in quran.
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Is making images for game development prohibited in islam

Assalamu alaykum my brothers, I've been surfing the internet about if it's halal to draw such human images with facial expressions, but I don't know if some facial expressions such as 2 pixels ...
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Is working in Investment Bank as a Software Engineer haram?

I’m a student and looking for jobs so i was wondering if working in such companies is haram as software engineer. I’m mostly confused by fatwas some say it’s haram, whistl some say it’s halal as we’re ...
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