madrasah

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madrasah

A theological school, generally arranged around a courtyard, from the 11th cent. A.D. on, in Anatolia, Persia, and Egypt.
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For some, this is their only formal schooling experience; others attend both Qur'anic school and secular school.
Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented a number of projects to help improve the condition of Qur'anic schools (khalwas) in Niger.
It is also manifested elsewhere in the replacement largely of fuqaha' by lawyers, and of religious teachers by trained teachers in modern schools, especially when the kuttab/maktab, the Qur'anic schools, were transformed into modern schools on the Western model, even though the process was gradual and uneven.
The beneficiaries of the project were determined by selecting 30 families from each village on Moroni island and 10 families from local societies, prisons, the government hospital, Qur'anic schools and special needs centres.
Prince Mansour bin Nasser, adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, said: "Exalt Allah by reading the Qur'an and following what is in it; the spread of Qur'anic schools in Saudi Arabia and the world is a blessing from God.
Activities also included a summer camp focusing on tolerance for children attending Qur'anic schools and discussions between Muslim-American employees of the embassy and local Muslim groups on the topic of religious diversity in the United States.
Shaikh Saleh Al-Ashaikh has given the Council of Dawa (Call) and Guidance one month to formulate a program for combating excessiveness at mosques, dawa centers and Qur'anic schools.
QC's programmes have benefited hundreds of thousands of Nigerians, with over 660 infrastructure projects implemented, including around 280 mosques, 160 wells, 100 classrooms, 16 dispensaries, 37 multi-service centres, 30 housing units and 28 Qur'anic schools.
There is a general tradition of Qur'anic schools throughout the country.
Although the former and transitional governments provided a small stipend to the imam of the Central Mosque in the capital, mosques and Qur'anic schools were normally supported by their members and other donors.
In less than three years, sixty-six schools and 10,500 students, who follow studies in French, Arabic and Islamic religious studies, have joined the program, which is designed to attract children to public rather than Qur'anic schools that often teach only the Qur'an and Arabic.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments monitored Friday mosque sermons and the Qur'anic schools to ensure the teaching of approved doctrine.