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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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Tenders are invited for Cc road construction from madarsa upto bechu house
THUL -- A boy has gone missing near Faqirabad Madarsa on Friday.
You have also stated in the letter that 'Our Madarsa education system has failed to produce doctors, engineers and civil servants but some Madrasas have certainly produced terrorists,'" the notice further read.
Police raided his house and Madarsa for arrest but all in vain.
Later the DC visited Government Madarsa and High School Naushahro Froze and inspected class rooms, drawing, wood work, science hall and computer halls and got the information from the children about the academics facilities and provision of drinking clean water.
Nasser Ali al-Ali, the chairman of Nasser Al Ali Enterprises, recently handed over a cheque worth QR30,000 to the Nepal-based Madarsa Razaqua Shamsul Uloomi.
We guess that one of them called up ' gau rakshaks', who followed the madarsa people and attacked them at an isolated place," Lukman added.
The BJP government in Maharashtra seems to think that a Madarsa education does not qualify for a school because Madarsas do not teach English (I wonder if Munshi Premchand's Madarsa did), Math, Science and Social Sciences.
Khalid Mehmood Soomro, pointed out some problems, mostly pertaining to the prosecution of the murder case of his father, arrest of the remaining one accused out of (6) involved in murder of his father and solving the problem related to Madarsa of his Jammat.
In the aftermath of alleged forced conversion and subsequent gang rape of a 20-year-old Hindu woman who taught at a madarsa in Meerut recently, Muslim community leaders are of the view that Hindu teachers should not be hired to impart education at madrasas.
The Islamic Madarsa Zikrya was being run by a cleric who fled but his aide was arrested.
NEW YORK (PAN): A US Congressman from the Southern American State of Texas has urged the Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, to help him in release of two American citizens who are held by a madarsa in Karachi.