Indeed, seeking knowledge is a sacred duty that is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur’an was iqra’ or “read”. Allah Almighty says: “…Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed…” (Az-Zumar: 9)
Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, Professor of Jurisprudence andIts Principles at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, states the following: “The relationship between teacher and student should be based on mutual love and respect. The teacher should treat the students as his or her own children, and the students should consider the teacher as their own parent.
In this regard, they should exchange respect and love within Islamic principles. If a teacher has been mistreated, the student should do his or her best to assist the teacher in getting back his or her right. However, one should make sure that the teacher was mistreated based on evidence and proof, not on passion and sympathy.
Islam calls upon all Muslims to help their fellow Muslims when an injustice is done against them. In this regard, the student should do his or her best to help remove injustice done against the teacher.
Having said this, I can say that if there is mistreatment on the part of the teacher towards the student, it is up to the student to complain officially. However, the student should always consider the teacher as a parent and not try to get the teacher in trouble. The student should find ways and means to get his or her rights without hurting the teacher. Mutual understanding and tolerance are highly recommended as far as the issue raised in the question is concerned.
Finally, I should add here that Islam calls upon teachers to be fair and honest. Teachers have to be models to be followed. They should not do injustice to their students. If they did so, they would certainly face dire consequences on the Day of Judgment.”