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Dear brother, assalamu alikum,

I have some questions which i need to clarify, as i dont want go against my Allahs will.

1. I am running a school English medium at some place, before the student join we ask to pay the parent a sum of money what we call as admission fee" is it permissible in islam? is it halal or haram?

2. At the end of the every academic year we charge examination fee to the students what about that fee is it halal?

3. To control the children we use to beat them even though they are small is it ok? or any obligation is there?

Kindly answer my questions on the basis of quran and sahi hadith.


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If one is doing a business of running an English medium school and takes admission and examination fees as part of the fee structure, there is no question of it being haraam as the institution has to make a profit from the fees they recover.

About beating children, whether small or big is anyway nowadays not permitted by law. It is universally agreed that children cannot be controlled by beating.

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