… So boys and girls are to be told to pray when they are seven years old, and they are to be smacked if they do not pray whentheyreachtheageoften.Similarly,theyaretobetoldtofastRamadan,andshouldbe encouraged to perform good deeds, such as reading Qur'aan,offering supererogatory prayers, Hajj and Umrah, and reciting alot of tasbeeh, tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed, and they should bepreventedfromcommittingallkindsofsin.With regard to smacking a child for not praying, it is stipulatedthat the smacking should be and shouldand should , or break a tooth or bone. Itshould be on the back or the hand and the like, andbecause it is forbidden to strike it because theProphet forbadethat. The smacking should not be more than 10 blows, and it shouldbe done for the purpose of discipline and teaching. So he (theparent etc.) should not show his desire to punish, except whenthere is a need to show that, such as if the child is turning away fromprayerandforsakingit,andthelike.It was narrated fromAbu Burdah al-Ansari that he heardtheMessengerofAllah say,"Nooneshouldbegivenmorethan10 lashes except in the case of one of the hadd punishments of Allah."[Saheehal-Bukharee(6456)andSaheehMuslim(3222)]Ibnal-Qayyim(rahimahullah)said,"The words of the Prophet, “No one should be given morethan 10 lashes except in the case of one of the haddpunishments of Allah,” referred to an offence or criminalact,whichhastodowithwhatAllaahhasprescribedasapunishment.
light not be painfulnot break the skinthe face isto be avoided