What Zakir Naik says about piracy


open-source-logoLong time ago I have written an Urdu article on software piracy. A number of my visitors have commented on that article. The discussion goes from Software piracy to Book piracy and to availability of Open Source free software. Also we discussed the poor condition of students and high prices of the books. Finally Open Source software was considered the best solution for this issue. During more debate on Pak.Net forums I have found a video shared by one of the members. Zakir Naik speaking on piracy issue. After watching the video my guilt has gone on using pirated Windows and office.

The companies like Microsoft and Adobe themselves allowing piracy to make software more and more populer. Also they want people to addicted to their software and not to use their compatitor’s product. In this case when Software manufecturer has different intention in mind e.g (Marketing) there is no harm in using such software which are pirated. Generally piracy is considered totally Haram/unlawful. Check out the video.

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4 Responses to What Zakir Naik says about piracy

  1. Hi ,

    I am working as an intern at SDSB, LUMS. As a marketing research task, I have to get the following survey(at the link below)

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&authkey=CPOj1YwJ&formkey=dEZMQ1R6akxqbVdRQUFyZmhCSkxXRlE6MQ#gid=0

    filled out by students of following institutes:

     Beaconhouse National University (BNU)
     FAST -NUCES
     Government College (GC)
     Kinnaird College for women (KC)
     Lahore School of Economics (LSE)
     Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
     Punjab University (PU)
     University of central Punjab (UCP)
     University of Engineering & Technology (UET)

    Can you help me make contacts, or spread this around at various Pakistani hot websites/blogs etc. I have made a facebook page as well. Its as follows:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1751780911&v=wall&story_fbid=1146910650240#!/pages/LUMS-SDSB-MBA-MARKET-RESEARCH-STUDY/134728509890570?ref=ts

    I will appreciate your help.

    Regards,
    Aamina.

  2. Dr. Zakir Naik’s way of preaching Islam penetrates in minds and is globally effective. I learned a lot here.

  3. Asialady says:

    Assalamualaikum. I am a worker who needs to install XP and some softwares too at certain periods of the year. Though i am not the boss, i am noe feeling guilt-free after hearing prof Zakir naik about this topic on piracy. Fyi, it has been a norm at my wrk hwrw for me to use the pirated XP, Office and Symantec softwares which i recently got to know from my boss also.. So, is Symantec software also part of the don’t-mind-getting-its-pirated too?..
    Thank you very much for sharing this on the website else i am very worried..

  4. Asialady says:

    Oh yah another thing, the computers that are installed XP and symantec and Office are all licensed meaning, they have microsoft tags on each CPU. Like i have said on previous post, it is just these 3 softwares that are bought as pirated ones.

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