Bou Inania Madrasa (Meknes)

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Bou Inania Madrasa.

The Bou Inania Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة البوعنانية‎‎ al-madrasa al-Abū ʿinānīya) is a madrasa (Islamic learning center) in the city of Meknes, Morocco. Contrary to what the name might suggest, it was not founded by the Marinid ruler Abu Inan Faris' but rather by his father Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman in 1341 as the marble plaque above the entrance indicates, and it would appear that this name was given at a later date.[1] There is also another madrasa with the same name in the city of Fes.

The madrasa is considered one of the best monument the Marinids have left. It is a marvel of Islamic architecture. The columns and doors have wonderful decorations, including the writings of carved ornaments.

The monument contains a prayer hall, a place for ablution, classrooms and a large patio.

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Coordinates: 33°53′42″N 5°34′00″W / 33.895°N 5.56667°W / 33.895; -5.56667


  1. ^ El Khammar, Abdeltif. La Table des biens de la Madrasa al-bu'naniyya a Meknes. Université Lumiere Lyon, 2005.