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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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Another amazing fact was noted that the researchers, who found in their studies a connection of madrassa with terrorism, mostly have referred "Madrassas Haqqania of Akora Khatak' or "Madrassa Banoria of Karachi'.
Peshawar -- A new law has been framed by KP government for registration of Madrassas in the province.
It is important to note the Madrassa-e-Haqqania is one of the biggest madrassas of KP and has thousands of students.
300 million for Darul Uloom Haqqania to bring change and modernized Madrassas as it was part of initiatives of National Action Plane (NAP) in the country.
If the associates of Maulana Qasmi have indeed been preaching the wrong things in coastal Karnataka madrassas, the situation has to be rectified by the local clergy.
Five madrassas in Chui region received equipment worth 1.
In Pakistan, Madrassas are working as Islamic Seminaries.
This action does not generally target madrassas, which often play an essential role in improving literacy and providing humanitarian and developmental aid in many areas of the world, including Pakistan," the Department of Treasury said.
We will continue to work with our partners around the world to dismantle these terrorist networks, especially those that try to conceal their sinister activities behind critical community organizations like madrassas.
Up to five million children, out of a total of 32 million pupils, study at madrassas, but a 2010 government study found that they score significantly lower in subjects like English and maths than youngsters at mainstream schools.
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Pakistan desperately needs more schools to curb extremism, but madrassas are not the main problem, a US study said on Wednesday.
More than 40 madrassas are known to be operating in Birmingham, some teaching up to 30 youngsters at a time, often in converted houses in residential areas.