Imposing Monetary Punishment on Disobedient Students

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Fatwa ID: 03609

Answered by: Maulana Maqtaur Rahman





Is there anything written on imposing monetary punishment on disobedient students?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



The Holy Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah invite humanity towards a role model lifestyle for all generations. It is proven that positivity and motivation has a better impact on students than imposing various forms of disciplinary punishments. Below are some steps which can be applied for students who have behavioural problems:


  1. A telling-off

However, this must be presented in an effective manner which caters for the individual student. [Surah Nahl 125]


  1. Sending a letter home


  1. Removal from a class or group


  1. Confiscating something inappropriate for the institution, e.g. mobile phone.

This is known as negative reinforcement. This must also be balanced by praises and awards for any form of achievements. [Abu Dawud 4681]


  1. Detention


You may ask one of them to come up to the front and recite some Quran to begin classes. Give them recognition. This way Allah will bless the process and they will want to listen to each other and to you.

Regarding your question on imposing monetary punishments on students, please click on the following link:



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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