The Importance Of The Maddrasah

'The best of you are those who learn and teach the Quran’ - Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H)

The Mosques supplementary role as educational centres is now commonly referred to the Madrasah sector. An estimated 95% of Muslim children between the ages of 5-14 attend Madrasshs. Classes usually run most evenings and some weekends, normally lasting two hours.

Madrasah’s provide a structured and a graded curriculum; subjects covered include:

• Rudimentary Knowledge of Islam
• How to read the Quran
• Complex judicial points
• Memorisation of the Quran
• Ancillary issues
• Language classes

The Bolton Context:

Bolton has a population of approximately 265, 000 thousand people of which 18,500 (7%) are adherents of the Muslim faith and consists of a multitude of ethnicities.

This growing community is served by 22 Mosques across the town that all provide Madrasah education and are attended by an estimated 4,000 thousand pupils


The Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM)