UNVEILING THE OLDEST UNIVERISITY IN THE WORLD- CHECK THIS PICTURES OUT

                          UNVEILING THE OLDEST UNIVERISITY IN THE WORLD

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                  The oldest existing and continually operating educational institution in the is the University of Karueein,founded in 859 ADin FEZ,Morocco. Dating back to 859,the University is no doubt the oldest,it is older than Egypt's Azhar University 970 and its European counterparts;the University of Oxford,

which is regardedas the Oldest University in the English-speaking world rounghly

founded in 1096 and the University of Bologna 1088. The Historical university of

Fez is actually recongnised by the Guinesss Book of records as the oldest degree

granting university in the world. Moreover, UNESCO considers Al-Karaouine to

been a univeristy since it founding.
                                   

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                   Originally founded as a mosque, with an associated mosque school

(madrasa) for the purpose of providing a place for the community to practise thier

religious rituals in comfort, The place of worship soon developed  other functions.

It became a place of religious instructions and Quranic memorizations,Arabic

grammar,mathematics ,music,chemistry,islamic regulation,sufism, medicine,

astronomy, as well as to study political sciences. The mosque later set up the rest of

its urban infrastructure. It was surrounded by places of lodging

businesses,'Hammas' steam rooms, schools. etc.
                                       


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                        Thanks to the successive dynaties that governed the city of Fez. Al-

Karaouin mosque was expanded until it became the largest in AFRICA,with a

capacity of 22,000 worshippers, and turned into a scientific center advancing the

prestigious educational centers in Cordoba and Baghdad.

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