Is Punching or Striking the Face Allowed?

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle


When it is permissible to strike the face?


Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Striking or kicking the face is strictly forbidden. It would only be allowed in strictly dire situations where no other means could protect one.

If the practice is needed, it could be done on a dummy or punch bag.

Please see:
Is Watching Boxing Allowed in Islam?

I pray this helps,
[Ustadh] Farid
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language