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Downloading an e-book for free

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Q: If any author kept his book (not Deeni) on certain rate to download online (book for sale), the same book I get from another source some other guy downloaded before and posted on his site or from torrent. Is it ok to download that books and read it and get knowledge from it and it helps for my career. If the author is dead and the caretaker selling the book online. Can I download it from another source, I don’t know weather they buy or just download it illegally and posting it for free.


A: Yes, provided the content of the book is of a permissible nature.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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