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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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54) In 1870, the Ministry of Education decreed that Russification (obrusenie) and assimilation (sliianie) would now constitute two goals for the education of non-Russian communities in the empire and mandated that Muslim medreses opening in the territories of the Orenburg Assembly henceforth begin teaching the Russian language.
These buildings include 18 palaces, four mansions, 14 inns, four bazrs, five medreses (groups of buildings used for teaching Islamic theology and religious law) and five kasyrs (pavilions).
Its system of higher education, inherited from the Ottomans, comprised between 300 and 400 Islamic medreses, one of which was converted at the turn of the century into the Dar-ul Funun (House of Knowledge), while the rest were closed by government edict soon after the establishment of the Republic.
The year 1924 saw the dissolution of the medreses and all other kinds of religious schools, as well as the proscription of the teaching of religion in all state schools.
We visit the masterpieces of the architecture such as the caravanserais, hans, hospitals, medreses and mosques on the ancient caravan routes.
After five years of Arabic studies in traditional medreses (religious schools), Nursi completed higher studies in only three months and challenged his teachers to debate him on any subject.
Education for males is not much different in general although there were several medreses established in each province of the empire.
Muslims who aspired to climb upward in Ottoman society attended religious colleges, or medreses, that produced the ulema, the caste of Islamic scholars and men of jurisprudence, including judges in the royally appointed district courts.
28) In brief, as Frederick Frey conveys, "Some scholars have argued that the nineteenth century can best be understood in terms of the struggle between the graduates of the medreses and the graduates of the modern schools.
We visit the masterpieces or the architecture such as the caravanserais, hans, hospitals, medreses and mosques on the ancient caravan routes.
When an Ottoman sultan established a new medrese, he would invite scholars from the Islamic world.
Pristine'de bir medrese insasi, halkin beklentisinin odak noktasini olusturmaktaydi.