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or ma·dra·sah also ma·dras·sah  (mə-drä′sə)
n. Islam
1. An institution for the study of Islamic theology and religious law.
2. The buildings and grounds of such an institution, typically attached to a mosque.

[Arabic, school, from darasa, to study; see drš in Semitic roots.]


(məˈdræsə; ˈmɑːdræsə) or




(Islam) Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction
[from Arabic, literally: place of learning]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madrasah - Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistanmadrasah - Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan; "the Pakistan government decided to close down madrasas that provided military training for their students"; "many madrasas in Bangladesh are supported with money from Saudi Arabia"
religious school - a school run by a religious body
Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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They said they were having documents of plot on which Madarssa stands yet police was stubborn to demolish Madarassa to make space for police station.
The inaugural ceremony for the Akhond Baba Madarassa was attended by a number of religious scholars and government representatives from Kabul.
Both the muftis were heads of different faculties at Binori Town Madarassa, one of the largest seminaries in Karachi.
The project costs BD8,000, out of which BD5,000 will go towards construction of the mosque and BD3,000 for a Quran memorisation centre and an Islamic madarassa (school).
It has also been clarified that the existing concession of 50% in the actual fare allowed to the students of educational institutions, deeni madarassa, blind/disabled persons and the passengers above the age of 60 years shall continue.
The seminaries included in the report were Madarassa Usman-o-Ali in Bahawalpur, Al-Noor Markaz Muridkey Goraya in Sialkot, Madrassa Daral uloom Khatijatul Qubra Lil Banat (Deoband) in Multan.