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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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Sindh was the first province of the country to start the process of registering madrasas by assigning the task to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Sindh Chief Additional IGP Sanaullah Abbasi.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Chairman of Shia Central Waqf Board Wasim Rizvi on Friday clarified stance over his statement that 'madrasas bred terrorists' and asserted that he in his comments did not intend to demean all madrasas.
According to a press release, only that change in madrasas could succeed which was routed from within the madaris, he added.
The participants belong to major educational institutions as well as from 17 madrasas," Mehmood Khan, KP Minister for Sports & Culture.
is preparing to introduce NCERT books in nearly 19,000 madrasas (schools that teach children the sacred religion of Islam) across the state falling under the UP Madrasa Board.
He found that the link between few Pakistani madrasas and religious militancy was overblown by Western media [29].
Over the last few decades madrasas have remained the focus of national and Western media.
KARACHI -- Madrasas and other social welfare organisations have convened a meeting on Sunday in the wake of traders' setting hide/ skin prices very low on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
5 million girls are currently enrolled in such madrasas.
It is said that two of his followers, who are being watched by the police, are working in different madrasas in Uttara Kannada and Kodagu districts.
Side by side mushrooming of madrasas also took place.
As the first anniversary of the atrocity at the Army Public School in Peshawar approaches this week, the hardline madrasas preaching hate remain open.