Madrasa, Religious


Location :Malik Garden Mardan, Pakistan
Typology: Religious
Client: local Community
Status: Ongoing
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The Al Burhan madrasa draws inspiration from the grandeur and elegance of Mughal architecture, fostering a stimulating environment for learning and spiritual growth.



  • Symmetry and grandeur: The building reflects Mughal emphasis on balanced proportions and imposing presence.
  • Brick work: Facade primarily constructed from red brick work, accented with white marble carvings and inlay work.
  • Bulbous domes: Majestic bulbous domes, a signature feature of Mughal architecture, adorn the rooftops, symbolizing knowledge and enlightenment.
  • Arcades and iwans: Elegant arched walkways (arcades) and recessed portals (iwans) line the exterior, providing shaded spaces for gathering and studying.
  • Jali work: Ornate perforated stone screens (jali) adorn windows and doorways, offering filtered light and privacy while showcasing intricate geometric patterns.


  • Central courtyard: An open-air courtyard serves as the heart of the madrasa, providing natural light and ventilation, and fostering a sense of community.
  • Large classrooms: Spacious classrooms with high ceilings and arched doorways offer comfortable learning environments.


Additional features:

  • Gardens: Lush gardens surrounding the madrasa provide peaceful spaces for contemplation and relaxation.

This architectural description envisions a madrasa that embodies the grandeur and artistry of Mughal architecture while creating a functional and inspiring space for Islamic learning and spiritual development.

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