Free software for students

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Q: One company gives software free for students. Those students who have university email addresses can apply for this free software. I am a student but my university doesn’t provide us with an email address. If I download this software and crack it for my use as a student, then is it a sin? They provide free for all students, if I don’t have a university email still I am a student.


A: We advise that you mention to the company that you are a student, however the university you are studying in does not provide its students with an email address. If they give you permission to download their software, then you may do so.

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, 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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