Once, stars, the sun and the moon were studied in the Madrasah. There were scientists studying medicine and besides rigious education mathematics, physics, philosophy and geography were teached as well. In the madrasah which was built upon the command of Seljukian uçbey (ruler) Atabey Ertokuş Gazi in 1224 many university professors were educated during the time of the Ottoman Empire.
When you enter the crown gate of the madrasah which is a typical example of Seljukian architecture, you see an inner court. Around the court are the madrasah rooms and there is a little pool in the middle. The peace of mind created by the voice of the water with the dome’s acoustic was envisaged at the time of planning. Right opposite the enterance gate you will see a tomb room. Madrasah is in the centrum of Atabey town. Walking around the outer court and the garden of the madrasah, you will see “devşirme (folding)” stones pertaining to Roman and Byzantian times and also writings and reliefs on these stones. Columns and capitals brought from the ancient cities of Agrai and Seleukeia Sidera were also used during construction. This building restored by the Directorate of Funds in 1993 is visited as one of the hictorical and important values of Isparta.