Madrasa

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Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarkand, Uzbekistan circa 1912

Madrasa (Arabic: مدرسة, madrasa pl. مدارس, madāris) is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, secular or religious (of any religion). It is variously transliterated as madrasah, madarasaa, medresa, madrassa, madraza, madarsa, madrasseh, etc.