Al-Jamiatul Arabiatul Islamiah, Ziri is the third largest Qaumi Islamic University in Bangladesh. Mujahede Millat Shah Moulana Ahmad Hasan (R.) established the Jamiah in 1328 Hijri (1910) CE. Present Principal Al-Haz Hajrat Moulana Shah Mohammad Toyeb Shaheb.
It is situated at Ziri, Patiya about five km east from Chittagong. It's locally known as "ZIRI MADRASAH" because it's situated in a village which called Ziri. The Jameah has the motto to introduce such a curriculum in the field of study which can give scope for knowledge befitting the modern scientific requirement, beside the perfectness in the Islamic theology so that the outcomers may adjust themselves with the changing circumstances in every spheres of life and can prove themselves worthy followers of Islam and ideal citizen of the country wherever they live in.
Accordingly Arabic and Mother tongue have been included in the courses of study giving special attention to the Islamic Sari'ah.
In addition, there is also provision for vocational training which help the students to build their career as a self-reliant man. At present, it has 55 teachers and 2200 students among whom 1000 are orphans.
The Jamiah looks after some Islamic educational institutions of this area so that they can improve their curricular activities.