Did Imaam Ghazaali (Rahmatullahi Alayh) consider mathematical numbers as the words of Shaitaan?

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Q: Is it true that Imaam Ghazaali (Rahmatullahi Alayh) called the mathematical numbers as words of Shaitaan and told Muslims not to study mathematics?


A: We have not come across this anywhere in his writing.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

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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