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Using Pirated Software


Assalam u Alaikum,

I am a professional graphic designer in Pakistan. We use Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator) for designing in Pakistan. But adobe company don’t sell their software in Pakistan. Just because of this we use pre-activated or cracked software as it is easily available on many websites. Is using pre-activated or cracked software halal or haraam. There are many resellers in Pakistan but they are selling it at a very high price. These softwares are sources of my earning.


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

According to Sayyid Sistani – if the software has been cracked by another party you are able to use it. See Q3 here : pirated software

S.L. Al-Hakim