What is a madrasa?
If you have never visited a Muslim country, you might not have heard the word “madrasa” before. A madrasa is an Islamic school and is specialized in religious studies.
The school was built for the students who attended the Ben Youssef Mosque, located adjacent to the madrasa.
The largest madrasa in Morocco
The Ben Youssef Madrasa is the largest Islamic college in Morocco and is also the most important. It was founded during the fourteenth century and re-constructed in 1565, commissioned by Abdallah al-Ghalib. It has over 130 rooms and has housed over 900 students.
The highlight of the madrasa is its magnificent interior patio. You will also greatly enjoy visiting its bare dormitory cells where the students would stay.
Closed for reforms
The Ben Youssef Madrasa will be closed for renovation works until the middle of 2020.