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Madrassas: 1900 to Present: South, Central, and West Asia

Madrassa has been derived from the Arabic word dars, which means “a lesson.” It is also written as madrasa, madrasah, and madarsah, the plural of which is madaris in Arabic and madrassas in English. Hence, madrassa in Arabic means a place where one studies lessons, both religious and secular. Although the word madrassa technically refers to all places of learning from ...

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