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Al-Jamiah Al-Islamiah, Patiya (Bengali: আল-জামিয়া আল-ইসলামিয়া পটিয়া), a private Qawmi Islamic university ("Jāmiʿah"), is the second-most prominent Deobandi madrasah in Bangladesh.[3][4][1]

Al-Jamiah Al-Islamiah
TypeIslamic university
Established1357 Hijri (1938)[1]
ChancellorAllamah Abdul Haleem Bukharee
Academic staff
Students5,000 (total)
WebsiteBengali English


Education patternEdit

The Jāmiʿah has currently these departments of education and classes: Dept. Of Nooranee (kindergarten), Dept. of Nazira and Hifz, and classes from elementary level to the Dawra-e-Hadith (M.A. Class).[5]

  • Post-graduate classes
  • Short course curricula
  • Vocational training and other courses
  • Other training and Hifz competition

Al-Jamiah Al-Islamiah is one of the three large madrassahs, along with Darul Uloom Muinul in Hathazari and Jamiatul Uloom Al-Islamia Lalkhan Bazar, that together control over 7000 smaller schools in Bangladesh.[6][7] The three schools are closely coordinated.[6]


The monthly Al-Tawheed magazine has been published in Bengali by this Jamiah regularly for 43 years. The Arabic magazine published by the Jamiah is Balagh as-Sharq.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "পটিয়া মাদ্রাসা এখন বিশ্ব ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়" [Patiya Madrasa is now the world Islamic University]. Dainik Purbokone (in Bengali). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Bano, Masooda (2008). Working Paper No. 13: Allowing for Diversity: State-Madrasa Relations in Bangladesh (PDF). Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham, UK. ISBN 0-7044-2567-X.
  4. ^ "Creating a Practicing Muslim: A Study of Qawmi Madrasah in Bangladesh (PDF Download Available)". ResearchGate. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b Riaz, Ali (2008). Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia. Rutgers University Press. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-8135-4562-2. Three madrassahs are reported to control more than seven thousand smaller madrassahs—al-Jamiah al-Islamia located in Patiya district, Darul Uloom Mainul Madrassah located in Hathazari, and Darul Uloom Madrassah located in Lalkhan Bazar of Chittagong—are closely coordinated and they appear to be the core institutions of a larger network.
  7. ^ "Reality Reminder Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine." New Delhi, 31 October 2005

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