Abstract

A prosperous, peaceful and civilized society depends upon the behavior, education and attitudes of the people living within it. The most important factor in change of behavior and attitudes of the people is effectiveness of education and training which is primarily done at education institutions. There are many theories and practices for the effective change and nurturing the new generation in which corporal punishment has a significant role throughout the history. There are three kinds of opinions regarding the corporal punishment of children among the people. One group is of the opinion that it has the complete right of punishing the children for their faults. The second group is of the view that corporal punishment is totally inhuman and brutal. The third group is a moderate one which interprets have the opinion that teachers and parents have the right of punishing children corporeally but they will exercise this right very rarely with care and cautions. In Islamic point of view, the character building of the child is the foremost element in the education system. Punishment is considerable only when all the preliminary struggles of bringing changes become fruitless, likewise, the punishment should be limited and not shocking. It is of the view that the teachers and parents should take concions measures with regard to punishment. The current paper deals with this topic in detail from modern and Islamic points of view.