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Princeton's WordNet

  1. madrasa, madrasah(noun)

    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"


  1. madrasah(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From مدرسة "school".


  1. Madrasa

    "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. Not all students in madrasas are Muslims; there is also a modern curriculum. In Bosnia it's called medresa, and it means islamic high school.


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