Ahsanallahu ilaikum. Dear Mashaikh, may I ask a question. Is discrete mathematics or boolean logic is manthiq that has been prohibited by the scholars; is it allowed to study discrete mathematics?Thank you. Jazaakumullahu khoiro.
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There is no harm Islamically in studying this type or other mathematical sciences, and it is not part of the science of logic that previous scholars spoke about.
Moreover, a large number of scholars have permitted the study of the science of logic – that is devoid of false philosophy – and some of them have even considered it a communal obligation.
Ibn ‘Aabideen said in his commentary on Ad-Durr al-Mukhtar: “As for the logic of the Islamists whose introductions are Islamic rules, then there is no reason to say that it is prohibited. Rather, Al-Ghazaali called it the standard of sciences, and the scholars of Islam wrote about it.
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