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madrasa Syllabification: ma·dra·sa
Pronunciation: /məˈdrasə/
(also madrasah or medrese-ˈdresə)

Definition of madrasa in English:


A college for Islamic instruction.
Example sentences
  • So, at most madrasa graduates can aspire to become teachers in madrasas, imams in mosques or else open another madrasa of their own.
  • Irwin supports the theory that the Court of Lions was never a palace at all; rather, it was a madrasa, an Islamic college, its architecture derived from madrasas in Morocco with their colonnaded cloisters.
  • In Turkey, most madrasas (medreses) were closed and state schools opened; at al-Azhar, secular faculties were introduced.


Arabic, 'school, college', from darasa 'to study'.

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