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(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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"We expect that this Centurium Prize will create a major impetus in the UAE's scientific community to combine scientific efforts to move from ideas and the research and development stage to practical applications to contribute to the real proactive solutions to meet various local and global challenges," Al Qadhi concluded.
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We suffer in the actual act of terrorism, and then we suffer the backlash," said Qadhi, an associate professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, a resident scholar at the Memphis Islamic Center and a popular lecturer.
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The Syrian advocacy group said the court also "interrogated Mustafa Ibrahim Qadhi, an Algerian, who had gone to fight in Iraq for al-Qaeda and was then sent to Syria to liaise with groups there wishing to fight in Iraq," adding that a new hearing has been scheduled for Sunday.
Charity chief executive Samia al Qadhi said: "We've been astounded by the response we've had from readers.