Hitting children

Q: Is beating children in madrasah and always scaring them of hell allowed in Islam?

A: Presently the morale of people has dropped. Using an approach of frightening will not be appropriate at all times. And our elders have discouraged beating and hitting of children especially in this day and age.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)