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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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Around forty Madrasah teachers hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Khayber Pakhtunkha (KP) participated in the workshop.
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The training equipment was transferred under the "Madrassah - vocational training in rural areas" project, which was launched in October 2014 with the support of madrasah students in obtaining a secular profession.
The madrasah education was then praised as it provided educational facilities for a large number of students from the downtrodden, lower income groups.
We also want to legislate a law that will push for the construction and repair of madrasah or schools wherein the funds will be given to the local government units," he said.
For example, a recent event held at Tawhid Mosque in London saw an interactive session consisting of a range of experiential learning activities for the mosque's madrasah students and other local youth.
Under a pilot scheme, the Open Madrasah Network has received a 550,00-pound government grant to pay for under-achievers to attend lessons in Arabic, Urdu and religion.
An executive of a company renovating the madrasah said that the "Zinciriye Madrasah" would be opened to visitors on July 11.
On the contrary, because there has been little attempt to regulate and reform the madrasah sector, jihadi madrasahs and even their more moderate counterparts are a threat to the Pakistani citizen and state.
Secularism and spirituality; seeking integrated knowledge and success in madrasah education in Singapore.
Tenders are invited for construction of hostel of 03 three madrasah i) pandua sultania high madrasah(hs), pandua ii) sitapur endowment sr.
The counsellors also visited some historical attractions in the city including Cifte Minareli Madrasah, Yakutiye Madrasah and Tashan, and later left Erzurum for capital Ankara.