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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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Furthermore, senior actor Javed Sheikh and actress Robeena Ashraf also expressed the grief on death of Qazi Wajid praising his work ethics and personality.
Tabbasam Aftab Alvi has reshuffled the lower judiciary by making transfers of district Qazis (Religious Judge) in the interest of justice and better performance, said a notification issued here Monday by Registrar High Court.
He assured me that good people are needed in BJP, and Modi ji also wants the same," Qazi told ANI.
Hyderabad: A huge marriage racket, involving minor girls, has been busted here with the arrest of eight Omani and Qatari nationals and three qazis, police said on Wednesday.
MUSLIM WOMEN organisations and aggrieved petitioners before the Supreme Court have rejected the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's move to issue a circular to qazis countrywide to discourage the practice of triple talaq -- terming it as an " eyewash" and " useless exercise".
The notification said that Syed Fazal Wadood, Civil Judge/Illaga Qazi, Chitral would tour Booni for ten days in a month for disposal of cases pertaining to the vacant Court of Civil Judge/Illaga Qazi, Booni.
Muscat: Many eyes were moist yesterday when a large number of Omani and Pakistani community members laid to rest Qazi Muhammed Yousuf, an Omani businessman and a leading literary figure, at the Al Amerat graveyard.
Qazi ran the sex den, which masqueraded as a massage parlour, from a tenement flat in the city for almost 10 years.
The flat was raided after a tip-off and Qazi was convicted of running a brothel after punters gave evidence against her.
Qazi remained unhurt, but his five guards sustained serious injuries, said officials, adding two vehicles were also damaged.
I had a 40 years friendship with Rabbani," Qazi told Pajhwok Afghan News over the telephone from Pakistan on Saturday.
Qazi, 53, of Colmore Road, Kings Heath, had previously admitted failing to notify a change of circumstances.