Definitions for madrasah
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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"
A school for any kind of teaching, at any grade level. It may have courses in Islamic theology and religious law, but it is not a requirement.
Origin: From مدرسة "school".
The term "madrasa" is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious. Variously transliterations appear: madrasah, madarasaa, medresa, madrassa, madraza, medrese, etc. In the West, the word usually refers to a specific type of religious school or college for the study of the Islamic religion, though this may not be the only subject studied. As of 2004 20,000 madrasas educated over 1.5 million students per year. Not all students in madrasas are Muslims; there is also a modern curriculum.
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