Maktab as an Institution of Elementary Islamic Education in Novi Pazar – A Historical Aspect


  • Fatih Hadžić Primary school “Desanka Maksimović”, Novi Pazar


An untruth has been established among a large number of researchers, historians, orientalists, etc., that the causes of illiteracy and ignorance of the members of Islam should be sought in the faith of Islam, that is, in the centuries-old rule of Ottoman Turkey in our region, which did not take into account the education of the population. That these claims are not true, we want to show and prove through a brief overview of the historical development and functioning of the institution of maktab, as the primary institution of basic Islamic education in Novi Pazar.