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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.]
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Noun1.madrasa - Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistanmadrasa - 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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THE GOVERNMENT'S counter- radicalisation strategy in the wake of ISIS threat now includes madrasas across the country where young, impressionable minds are given Islamic education.
Meanwhile, in order to continue its clampdown on the nerve-centre of militancy, the provincial government has decided to carry out the geo-mapping of the madrasas or the religious seminaries.
Last week, the Sunday Mail reported on extremist madrasas - religious schools - attended by leaders of Pakistan Taliban in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Lahore -- Jamiat UlemaeIslamFazl (JUIF) ameer Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday blamed "Establishment" for arming and training to Madrasas students.
Women here can get educated on Islam either at home or at special madrasas and through sermons by Tabligh," she said.
The posters also warned parents that children should be admitted only to the madrasas of Ishat-o-Tauheed.
Ugandan Muslims are in distress over the daily and repeated closure of the Muslim Quran schools, commonly known as the Madrasas, by the Security operatives, mainly, the Uganda police force.
As many as 200,000 Muslim children of all ethnic backgrounds -- aged four to the mid-teens -- attend these madrasas.
After the downfall of the Soviet Union, educational institutions known as Madrasas and political-religious figures continued their activities to reinforce Jihad against non-Muslims with the financial aid of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
ISLAMABAD, September 30, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Jamiat Ulma e Islam Chief, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman Wednesday termed the governments step to regulate the Madrasas education system, a historical and positive step.
The rapid proliferation of madrasas across the Islamic world is truly an amazing feature of that period.
Similar to the images we may have of madrasas in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where students in white clothing squat on the ground in rows and read aloud from the Koran, moving their heads up and down in unison, my father's schooling was all about the Koran.