Since Allah decrees everything.

Quran 59:6 Allah has power over all things.

Is it correct to study probability?

If a dice is thrown the chance of a number appearing is always 100% decreed by Allah. Its not 16.67% as per probability.

Searching internet doesn't give anyyhing on study of mathematical probability.

  • Why would studying any subject be haram? There is no such thing as a knowledge that is haram to be learnt. Excluding Sihr (black magic) which might push the student into applying it. But mathematics probability? You're not gambling - you are studying the science behind probability. Even gambling itself is not haram to study - it is haram to APPLY. Hope that makes sense – Shadi Aug 31 '17 at 10:54
  • Is studying evolution halal for juveniles or younger people? – S Aaq Aug 31 '17 at 10:56
  • There's a disagreement between the scholars about whether certain parts of evolution contradict the Islamic narrative of creation (specifically Adam/Eve). However, it's very ambiguous since there is nothing in Islam that explicitly denies the evolutionary process. Allah himself states in the Quran that every living thing is made from water. It is not haram to study evolution - however, if your a parent and you worry that your child studying evolution might be detrimental to his faith, then allow them until they're mature enough to understand the ambiguity and nuances. – Shadi Aug 31 '17 at 11:06
  • Probability and math is human knowledge , it has nothing to do with god's knowledge. you have a probability of having a boy is 50% , but God already knows the result. – Butarek Hd Aug 31 '17 at 12:18

The Prophet (pbuh) said:

“What is halaal is that which God has permitted in His Book, and what is haraam is that which God has forbidden in His Book, and what He has remained silent about is forgivable.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1726; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

While there are hadiths and verses which prohibits subjects such as Black Magic and other future foretelling such as Astrology.

Narrated by Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet (PBUH) said: "A person who learns a part of astrology is as if he learns magic, and the more he learns this, the more he learns of magic". By Abu- Dawud

However, there are no such hadiths or verses which forbids the subject "Statistics and Probability". Furthermore, Statistics and Probability is not classified under Astrology but is considered part of Maths. Mathematics is a well established and well respected subject. Therefore studying Statistics and Probability is not forbidden.

Hope that's the answer to your question.

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