Using fake software

Q: If I have been using several versions of windows Operating systems (sometimes copies sometimes fake/cracked serial) shall I purchase individually all the copies I have used? Problem is I don’t remember all the softwares I have used and for how much time I used them. Does it constitute as debt if I don’t purchase all the versions of windows I have used? Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.


A: You do not have to purchase anything. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)