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Ask yourself this: If someone gave you a computer, and it turns out the computer itself was stolen, would it still be halal to use? Piracy is stealing, plain and simple. I've been working in software development for over ten years and I know first hand how much hard work goes into making it, and to have someone come and get it for free hurts. I also grew up ...


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This is precisely the question which I tasked myself with several years ago. I've been developing games for more years than I can remember, and am currently doing so for Deen Games. So this is a question that falls within my interests. In short, Islam allows all fields of interest, unless they contain haram elements. If they do contain haram elements, those ...


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The act of sharing download files or download links of cracked software (which are not freely available) on your website, and the act of earning money off it, in my opinion, are haram, unless you have the permission (to share their software via download files or help share via download links) of the companies/publishers who develop and sell those software. ...


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And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. Sura Al-Baqara:188 (2:188) It is wrong to steal, plain and simple. Obviously, piracy is stealing by ...


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If you buy from someone who is selling those pirated softwares/computers with pirated softwares, you are basically taking part in his evil by aiding/encouraging him. I cannot say it is outright haraam because I have no authority or evidence to do so. But, I would like to admonish you regarding that. Also, I would like you to listen to the audio of a ...


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After reading this islamqa, I have decided to withdraw from the interview process. Today was my last interview but I sent an email this morning to cancel it. They called me telling me I was the perfect candidate for them and tried to help and understand my reasons which I did not explain in my withdrawal email. After explaining that as a Muslim, I cannot ...


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WaS. There is no doubt that using pirated software is not allowed according to Islam, as it is basically stealing. Another rule in Islam is that you are answerable within your own "circle of control". Sahih Bukhari: 6719. 'Abdullah ibn Dinar related from 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ...


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Using Photoshop is not haram but it matters that what are you doing on Photoshop if its allowed then its okay if its not allowed then its haram. Lets see this in this way that you can keep a knife or a gun in your home for safety but you cannot use it for committing murder. Just like that you can use Photoshop but for positive use. And there is no ...


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(I am not sure why the question got so down-voted, I'll try my best at least to answer.) It was narrated that 'Umar bin Khattab said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 'Whoever builds a mosque in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.'" -- Sunan Ibn Majah 735 [grade: sahih] (sunnah.com) The apparent meaning ...


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For reference, here's the Firefox logo: Even stricter scholars don't include "incomplete images" as haram, e.g., Islam Q&A wrote: It seems that images which do not have complete features, which do not have a nose or eyes, are not included under the heading of haraam images, and the ones who make them are not included in this warning, because they ...


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Let's start with some examples. Say you write a book. It took you 6 months to write and publish. I need to use some content from it. But I don't buy the book. Instead, I photocopy a few pages and use them. Will you like this if you knew what I did? Another one. Say you write a nice program like DreamWeaver. I get a copy of it (pirated), only because it's ...


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Copyright is fairly recent phenomenon when compared with the age of the Quran and hadith. Copyright|History: Copyright came about with the invention of the printing press and with wider literacy .... Charles II of England was concerned by the unregulated copying of books and passed the Licensing of the Press Act 1662 by Act of Parliament Hadiths are not ...


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Someone asked Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen the similar question: The question was: Am I allowed to develop a website for a company and I know that they do some halal and some haram work ? So the sheikh replied: If most of the work which this company does is haraam, then it is not permissible for him to do that. If most of what they do is ...


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Developing payment software by itself is neither halal or haram - like manufacturing a knife... it depends how it is used exactly... IF you sell it to someone you know for a fact will use it in a haram way (like killing someone unlawfully for example) THEN the sale itself becomes haram. There is a principle in Islam that basically says if the outcome is ...


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From the logical analysis and dars-e-quran : It is not that you can't sell a Islamic software. Yes, you can. The printed Quran has been sold by the publishers since ages. Just to point out - various narrations/ translation of Quran by different Imam's are sold in hundreds of countries. Now about the verse Quran 2:41 - And believe in what I have sent ...


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In the name of Allah Actually, I agree with M.Ali's answer concerning your question as you asked 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? Please let me know In truth, it won't be considered as a haram business in case that the ...


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License agreement is agreement as any other. Violation to agreement is haram, no matter with whom it signed "accepted"


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It's not the app, it's what it's used for. This is analogous to asking is English haram? There are things one can say in English which are haram to say, but the English language is not the problem. Likewise, an app is not a problem in itself. Many Muslims routinely use non-Islamic apps like clocks, email apps, and document readers, along with Islamic ...


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Being a software engineer, i am also now days having an offer of a related project, and i am trying my best to avoid it, and i believe supporting any sin is as bad as the sin itself... And ALlah says in Quran: "Indeed, those who like that immorality(فواحش) should be spread [or publicized] among believers will have a painful punishment in this world ...


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Once you purchase a product, it's halal for you to dispose of your possession as you see fit, and the seller cannot place a condition on how you will or won't use your possession. Therefore a contract that attempts to limit what you can and can't do with the product after you purchase it is not enforceable Islamically. The only consideration would be the ...


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The way I look at it is simple. Have you wronged the creators of the software by using it without paying? Imagine you are standing outside a bakers shop. You are hungry but you do not have the means to pay the baker, perhaps you forgot your wallet at home. Will you steal from the baker just because you have a need but do not have the means to pay for it? ...


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It does not mean if you don't consume there products that makes it okay for to assist them in making available to others, wehter its directly or indirectly. Take for example the following: its like saying my friend is a drug dealer I can help him by dropping him to his dealing location, although you didn't sell or consume the drugs with him but you still ...


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Waalikumassalam! Lets say you make a vehicle that is sold to general public. 100 customers come to you and purchase the vehicles from you. If you make fake vehicles, then it is cheating and fraud and you are responsible for the consequences. If you use genuine parts for vehicles, then it is all right. Now, lets say, a customer comes next day and says that ...


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Brother - if you are building a platform for which sins against Allah can be perpetrated, then you are partly culpable for the crimes. Those who love (to see) scandal published broadcast among the Believers, will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and ye know not. (an-Nur 24:19) I would suggest, if you want to do ...


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Ask the owner of the software itself for permission and say you don't mind working as a beta tester if needed. Anything (no matter how small) taken without permission is haram and the owner can stop you and make you repay his losses on the Bridge to Paradise. I used to do the same but al-hamdu liAllah I never sold anything using pirated software and all my ...


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Donation is exactly what is called Hibbah (هبه) in Islam. There's no problem giving donation from people (because they decide to donate by their own) and they can't ask to return money because you gave them the application instead of money. Reference: Tahrirol Vasilah pages 56 to 58


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