Statistics in Islamic Scriptures and Legacy

Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 473-487

15 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last revised: 15 Jun 2018

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Qazi Ali

Department of Statistics & O.R., Aligarh Muslim University

Mohammad Omar Farooq

Independent

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Statistics as a modern discipline has emerged and developed as part of the development of scientific inquiry. While Islamic civilization has contributed to many key areas of modern knowledge, one of the areas that has rarely been explored in this context is statistics. This paper examines the concept of statistics in Islamic scriptures, particularly the Qur’an, and how the concept has evolved in the history of Islamic civilisation. Evidences presented in the paper shed important light on how close the modern concept of statistics is to the term al-ahsa in the Qur’an.

Keywords: Statistics, Islam, Ahsa, Islamic History, Social Research, Ibn Khaldun

JEL Classification: Y8

Suggested Citation

Ali, Qazi and Farooq, Mohammad Omar, Statistics in Islamic Scriptures and Legacy (2017). Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 473-487, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036341 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3036341

Qazi Ali

Department of Statistics & O.R., Aligarh Muslim University ( email )

Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002
India

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