Gazi Husref-bey's Madrasah is the oldest educational institution in BiH and one of rarein the world which has been continually working for some 470 years. It was founded on January 8, 1537 by grandson of Turkish Sultan Bajazid II, the most prominent regent and benefactor to BiH Gazi Husref-bey, whose Vakufnama (Endowment) is permanentorganization and programme basis of this school's work. Thanks to Husref-bey's wise testament that this secondary school should study on „other things necessary considering tradition and place“ beside religious and traditional sciences, his Madrasah has always been pedagogically adjusted to conditions and period of its functioning
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Several thousands of alims, imams, hattibs (preachers in the mosque), muallims, muftis, hafez and eminent philosophers, artists and scientists have graduated in Gazi Husref-bey's Madrasah. The Madrasah operates today as a vocational school that lasts four years. Tuition is conducted in Bosnian language according to Curriculum, made by BiH Islamic Community Riaset and approved by the Sarajevo Canton Ministry of education and science.
Graduates from the Madrasah can continue their education on each faculty in BiH and many faculties abroad, especially in Islamic world.The Madrasah is a type of boarding school, which enables itsstudents many kinds of activities through different clubs. On this plan, choir club is specially affirmed. The choir club recordedaround ten audio and video tapes of "ilahija" and "kasida" (devotional songs). There is also a Magazine „Zemzem“ which has been continually published since 1968. Gazi Husref-bey's Madrasah operates as a single school with female and male departments.
Those are girls graduates from the Madrasah.......
Those pictures are taken day of their graduation ...
Girls from Gazi Husrev-bey's madrasah -Sarajevo
Girls from Karadzoz bey's madrasah-Mostar