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Is it permissible for the guardian, or the father of the child to hit the latter in order to teach him/her good manners?

Is it permissible for the guardian, or the father of the child to hit the latter in order to teach him/her good manners?

Answer:
It is permissible for the guardian to hit his/her child for teaching them good manners once they become ten years old provided that it is done mildly, harmlessly and without intimidation. Actually, such punishment is to be employed gradually i.e. after: asking, warning, and scolding. As for the teacher, he isn`t allowed to hit the student unless the latter`s father approves of it, and it is done according to necessity without intimidation, or harm.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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