Sunnah method of teaching the Quraan

Q: Is it a sunnah method of teaching the Quraan to hit the student when they do not know their work? I know Islam advocates hitting the child for missing salaah after 10 years and to spare the rod is to spoil the child, but is it the way of the sunnah and the Sahaabah to hit the student for making mistakes while learning the Quraan?

A: Our seniors recommend a teaching process of kindness, endurance and punctuality. In this age, there is a great need that the children are taught proper discipline, respect and sound values. Many times, the parents are not at all concerned about these fundamental duties and responsibilities.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)