Befaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh

Befaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh (Bengali: বেফাকুল মাদারিসিল আরাবিয়া বাংলাদেশ) is the largest qawmi madrasa education board in Bangladesh. it was founded in April, 1978 after a seminar of Islamic scholars.[3][4] This organization of Qawmi Madrasahs of Bangladesh is also known as the "Befaqul Madaris" (also transliterated as Wafaq ul Madaris).[5] It is an extension of the process that formed the Wafaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia, Pakistan in 1957.[6] "Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasah Education Board" is the largest federation of Islamic seminaries in Bangladesh. Qawmi educational system practices originate from the traditional Muslim educational system of Bangladesh. At present, there are more than 65,000 Qawmi Madrasahs in Bangladesh.[7] As of 2013, more than 20,000 Seminaries across the People's Republic of Bangladesh are affiliated with "Befaqul Madaris".[1][6] It controls all the seminaries which are run by Deobandi School of thought. Deobandi School of thought is supposed to be the most powerful and dominated school of thought in Bangladesh.

Bafaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh
Logo of Befaq
Befaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh
FormationApril 1978; 41 years ago (1978-04)[1]
TypeNongovernmental Education Board, [Islamic Seminaries]
Legal statusBoard
  • Kajla, Jatrabari, Dhaka-1236
Region served
Official language
Bengali, Arabic
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi
Secretary General
Maulana Abdul Quddus[2]
Deputy Secretary General
Mawlana Abul Fatah Muhammad Yahya
Key people
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi
Main organ
Majlis-e-Shura, Majlis-e-Amela

Sheikh ul-Islam Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, one of the disciples of Husain Ahmed Madani and the present rector of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Hathazari, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Objectives and functionsEdit

The board was founded to assure a standardized curriculum and to provide centralized examination. Membership with the board is voluntary, though required for degree accreditation by the Befaqul Madaris.[6]

The main functions of the federation are: registration of Madrasahs, creation of syllabus, checking standard of education, arrangement of examination and issuance of degrees.

Notable institutionsEdit

The following are some of the notable Qawmi Madrasahs in Bangladesh:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Information" (PDF). Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ "News Details". Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  3. ^ "What Do Bangladesh's Deobandi Qawmi Madrasas Want?". Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Microsoft Word - Bangladesh Madrasah Study FINAL.doc" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Hefazat-e-Islam: A united front for a divided lot". Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b c {{cite |archivedate=27 July 201 |df= }}
  7. ^ "Testimony of Samina Ahmed to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee - International Crisis Group". 19 April 2005. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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Coordinates: 23°42′41″N 90°26′46″E / 23.7114°N 90.4462°E / 23.7114; 90.4462