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Rolling a Dice in Mathematics

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Question: Is it permissible to roll a dice when demonstrating the concept of random numbers or probability in mathematics?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Yes, it is only gambling or playing games of chance that is sinful. Merely demonstrating the concept of random numbers or probability in mathematics is fine.

At the same time, you should try to explain to the students that there is no such thing as random, of course, because everything happens because of God’s will. If the educational system prohibits this, then keep it to yourself.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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