Understanding the Role of Madrassah in Pakistan: A Historical Analysis
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Madressah, Violence, Religious Extremism, Terrorism, Jihad.


The religious institutions i.e. Madrassah play vital role in imparting religious education in Muslim world throughout ages. After the worst terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, these institutions came under heavy attack by the west. The western and European thinkers, politicians and media linked religious institutions with the violence and Islam was considered as a violent religion that preaches not peace but hatred and violence. Therefore this paper is designed in order to analyze the role of religious institutions (Madrasahs) in providing religious education and their links with violence. The connectivity of Islam with violence will also be analyzed. Lastly, the paper will look deep into how does Islam promote education in society.

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