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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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"Many madrasa teachers I know consider sex with children a lesser crime than consensual extramarital sex with women.
Summary: Kolhapur (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): The Daroom Uloom Madrasa in Shiroli opened its doors for the flood-affected victims of the region and is providing round the clock relief and essentials to the people from nearby villages, doctors of the Madrasa trust said on Sunday.
Summary: Madrasa provides 5,000 free Arabised videos on general science, math, biology, chemistry and physics.
However, a madrasa also plays a complex role in the modern Pakistani society.
PESHAWAR -- Sarhad Madrasa team stunned Chrishna team of Minorities in the opening match of the Madrasa and Minorities Football Super League which got under way here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Sunday.
Damascus, SANA _ Al-Adiliyah Madrasa (school) is an integrated architectural building, as described by dozens of writers and historians in their articles and studies, and one of the oldest and most famous archaeological and cultural landmarks in Damascus.
Summary: The UAE has recently announced the launch of "Madrasa", an e-learning platform, aimed at supporting Arab students living in over 1,000 villages, remote areas and refugee camps with no internet access.
Summary: Madrasa, launched by Mohammad, to provide 5,000 educational videos to 1,000 villages
He said this while addressing at final match of Zalmi Madrasa League at Bolan Cricket Stadium here.
In 1974, after the recommendations failed to see the light of day, all five boards were accredited by the University Grant Commission of Pakistan, which accepted the highest madrasa degree of "Shahadat Aalia" as equal to a Master of Arts (MA), Tauseen said.
"Zalmi Madrasa Cricket League will not only provide the youth with a proper platform for playing cricket but also help exchange of positive ideas and thoughts among different madrassa students and promote healthy dialogue.