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Qadi

 

(Arabic, “judge”; in Persian and Turkish, qazi). In Muslim countries, a judge whose decisions are based on Islamic law (Sharia). In the Middle Ages the qadi was also a notary and cared for orphans or assigned them to guardians; he also saw to the execution of sentence in civil and criminal cases. In the 19thand early 20th century, with the development of the new civil courts, the qadi’s function was limited to the deciding of questions involving family and religious law, and occasionally inheritance. In several Muslim countries (for example, Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey) the office of qadi was eliminated when Sharia courts were abolished (in Turkey, in the 1930’s; and in Egypt and Tunisia, in the 1950’s).

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Qadhi said the new website includes all features, from Umrah packages to hotel availability.
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Breast Cancer Care chief executive Samia al Qadhi said: "We are really excited about working with handbag.
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We have thousands upon thousands of assets that we rely on to serve our patients," said Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, director general of DOHMS.
It will also save between 10 and 15 percent of the cost of hotel accommodation for those performing Umrah, according to the chair of the national committee for Haj and Umrah for Umrah Affairs, Abdullah Omar Qadhi.
Samia al Qadhi, of charity Breast Cancer Care, said: "Other clinics have also had more referrals.
Samia al Qadhi, chief executive at Breast Cancer Care, said: "There have been many awareness raising campaigns around breast cancer symptoms, but our survey suggests that the job still isn't done.
This will be Mr Al Shaer's second run at a parliament seat for the Central Governorate's fourth constituency -- he lost to outgoing MP Isa Al Qadhi in 2010.
The meeting was attended by the Palestinian Ambassador to Bahrain and MPs Hassan Salim Al Dussari, Samir Al Khadim, Shaikh Jassim Al Saidi, Isa Al Qadhi and Abdulhamid Al Mir.
Makkah, Rabi'II 24, 1435, Feb 24, 2014, SPA -- The Undersecretary of Ministry of Hajj for Hajj Affairs Hatem bin Hassan Qadhi met here today with Lebanese Hajj affairs delegation headed by Chairman of Hajj and Umrah Affairs Care Commission Salim Diab.