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Assalamualaikkum : My daughter is 9 years old and she is currently styding hifz quran in a madrassa run by Indian / Pakistanis is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Recently my daughter did some mistake like talking in the class or something similar. Then the teacher hit her on face and her spectacle fell down and broke. Hope you can imagine what will impact of such a hit. What is the permission given by Islam on beating the children and where all we can beat and to what extent.

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Assalamualaikkum : My daughter is 9 years old and she is currently styding hifz quran in a madrassa run by Indian / Pakistanis is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Recently my daughter did some mistake like talking in the class or something similar. Then the teacher hit her on face and her spectacle fell down and broke. Hope you can imagine what will impact of such a hit. What is the permission given by Islam on beating the children and where all we can beat and to what extent.

Answer

(Fatwa: 659/606=L/1429)

 

A teacher may beat young students but only three bearable slaps avoiding the head and face, more than this is not allowed, otherwise these students will be entitled to take revenge on the Day of Judgement.  So, it was wrong if the teacher hit so hard that her spectacles fell. One should teach students with politeness and affection.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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