|Introduced in||The Forgotten|
|Research Time||30 seconds|
|Effect||Monks return 33 gold when killed|
Madrasah is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Saracens and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it allows 33% of a Monk's gold cost to be returned to the player's stockpile if the Monk gets killed.
The Saracens have access to the full Monastery technology tree, so they have excellent Monks. Madrasah furthers the Monk support since it allows the player to secure some of the gold invested in creating more Monks. Madrasah basically supports the smush since in this rushing tactic the Monks are likely to become the target for the defending player, who will try to kill them in order to stop them converting their units. So if the rush doesn't succeed or a few Monks are killed in the process, the Saracen player's economy will not be completely disrupted (as this tactic is costly and usually requires Market interchange of resources).
- Madrasah means "School" in Arabic, and is written as "مَدرَسةٌ". Before schools, they would teach and educate people about religion and Islam and the Arabic language in Mosques and Monasteries. As much with the lack of connection between the title of the upgrade and its purpose, it could possibly explain the upgrade's relation to monks which were called Imams and would take the role of the teacher.
|Age of Empires II Unique Technologies|
|Garland Wars | Yeomen | Logistica | Furor Celtica | Rocketry | Bearded Axe | Anarchy | Perfusion | Atheism | Kataparuto | Shinkichon | El Dorado | Drill | Mahouts | Zealotry | Supremacy | Crenellations | Artillery | Berserkergang|
|Atlatl | Warwolf | Greek Fire | Stronghold | Great Wall | Chivalry | Marauders | Andean Sling | Couriers | Sultans | Shatagni | Pavise | Silk Road | Yasama | Panokseon | Mercenaries | Recurve Bow | Obsidian Arrows | Nomads | Boiling Oil | Madrasah | Orthodoxy | Druzhina | Inquisition | Ironclad | Sipahi | Chieftains|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Kasbah | Maghrabi Camels | Tigui | Farimba | Royal Heirs | Torsion Engines | Carrack | Arquebus|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Howdah | Manipur Cavalry | Tusk Swords | Double Crossbow | Thalassocracy | Forced Levy | Chatras | Paper Money|