Day Questions

Is the permissibility for a woman to use kohl also extends to eyeliners and such makeup?

It is permissible for the woman to use kohl in the conventional way even if her eyes are visible for non-mahram men. Wearing makeup such as eyeliners in the presence of non-mahram men is prohibited.

What is the position of Ismailis in our religion? Are they considered as non-believers?

Whoever submits to the two testimonies - that there is no god but Allah and Mohammed (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) is His messenger - then he is a Muslim and not considered as a non-believer, even if he believes in false beliefs or certain misguidance.

Is it permissible for a man to beat his children?

It is not permissible for the father to beat his child, except for the sake of discipline and correction. This must be limited to the need to achieve this purpose. It must be applied gradually with reasoning and should not exceed the need for the sake of revenge and retaliation or due to belittling the child because of his weakness. One must be careful to discern between the welfare of the child and his own emotions such as anger or frustration. The narrations of the Imams (peace be upon them) report that it is permissible to beat the child five or six hits, while emphasizing on leniency. One should not exceed this number unnecessarily.It is not permissible for the father to beat his son or daughter after they reached the religiously recognized age of adulthood. He must limit his means of discipline by advice and suggestion.

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