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What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Abstract

Taking us inside the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—this book provides a resource on orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on postsecondary-level religious institutions in the Indo-Pakistan heartlands, the text explains how a madrasa can simultaneously be a place of learning revered by many and an institution feared by many others, especially in a post-9/11 world. The book describes the daily routine for teachers and students today. It shows how classical theological, legal, and Qur'anic texts are taught, and it illuminat ... More

Keywords: madrasas, Islam, global affairs, religious institutions, Indo-Pakistan, Qur'an, politics, religion, militancy, Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620138
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ebrahim Moosa, author