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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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(məˈdræsə; ˈmɑːdræsə) or




(Islam) Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction
[from Arabic, literally: place of learning]
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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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Some 700 Mudaras (principals) of Madrasah (Islamic schools) gathered Friday in this city to discuss ways on how to strengthen the traditional Madaris education in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
The meeting discussed the implications for madrasah graduates of the closure of two-year BA and BSc and MA and MSc programmes.
A preparatory meeting was held at Peerjangi Mazar Madrasah in the city on Tuesday for holding the mahfil.
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ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousuf said Wednesday that government was considering to open more Dini Madrasah in the country for imparting religious education to students.
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"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.
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.