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I am a student and I am not able to purchase an authorized original software like Autocad etc which is too costly i.e. Rs 30000/-. Can I use pirated software for only learning purpose? These software are available free of cost for American students as I know.

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I am a student and I am not able to purchase an authorized original software like Autocad etc which is too costly i.e. Rs 30000/-. Can I use pirated software for only learning purpose? These software are available free of cost for American students as I know.

Answer

(Fatwa: 424/424/M=1433)

Though the mere use of pirated software shall not be termed as haram and unlawful but it is against caution.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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