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May 02

Evening Maktab: Islamic Education

In the medieval Islamic world, an elementary school was known as a maktab, which dates back to at least the 10th century. Maktabs were often attached to a Masjid and their emergence played a fundamental role in the relatively high literacy rates during the golden age of the Islamic world and helped drive the inventions and educational developments that Muslims are accredited with today. Traditionally, Maktabs focused on guiding children in reading, writing, grammar and Islamic subjects.