Bin Youssef Madrasa (school), Morocco


The Ben Youssef  Madrasa was an Islamic school in Marrakech, Morocco, named after sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142), who expanded the city and its influence considerably. It is the largest school in all of  Morocco. It was founded in 14th century and allied to the neighbouring Ben Youssef Mosque.The carvings contain no representation of humans or animals as required by Islam, and consist entirely of inscriptions and geometric patterns. This madrasa was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and may have housed as many as 900 students. Closed down in 1960, the building was refurbished and reopened to the public as a historical site in 1982.

Бен Юсеф е било ислямско училище в Маракеш,Мароко, кръстено на името на султан Али ибн Юсуф (царувал 1106-1142), който значително разширява града и неговото влияние. Това е най-голямото училище в Мароко. Основано е през 14 век и е свързано със съседната джамия ,която носи същото име .Дърворезбите не съдържат изображения на хора или животни, както се изисква от исляма, а се състоят изцяло от надписи и геометрични мотиви. Училището е един от най-големите богословски в Северна Африка и може да настанени до 900 ученика. Закрито е през 1960 г., сградата е ремонтирана и отворена отново за посещения на туристи през 1982 година.


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