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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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"We are very positive [of growth] between 3-5 per cent," Mohammad Sultan Al Qadi said.
"The university has a five-year plan to link it with European universities," said Dr Al Qadi.
At RAK Properties we are acutely aware of this and that is why we adopt global best practices as far as quality is concerned," Al Qadi added.
Qadi, in an exclusive interview with AL HAYAT said, "Palestine is Palestine ...
In his foreword to this work, Aharon Layish, who supervised the original dissertation, summed up its main thesis as "the extent to which the legal reform is implemented or circumvented in day-to-day reality, and the role of the qadis in this process." In his analysis the author attempted to place his findings within the context of the socioeconomic development of Egyptian society as portrayed by other authors, and he often referred to their works.
Ras Al Khaimah is establishing itself as a strong proposition for investors and homeowners, and there is significant demand for waterfront properties, Al Qadi says.
The investigation was launched against Arslan for his report in BugE-n titled "TahE-iyeciler lawyer's link with al-Qadi." Arslan's report mainly discussed ynal, Qadi's lawyer, as being the proxy of the TahE-iyeciler group.
"Global agriculture will need to cope with the burden of climate change, whose impact may include the severe contraction of global food production potential, and yields of major crops like wheat and maize falling globally," said Qadi.
On the Palestinian issue, Al Qadi said Jordan supports efforts that lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian national soil with Jerusalem as its capital.
From his end, Al- Qadi praised Hawa Amman Radio staff and its professionalism, affirming the importance of all community stations in creating interactive methods between all social strata, given their ability in conveying information and solving problems, especially with regards to morning and evening live programs.
Lubbab was reunited with Qadi, a Palestinian who lives on the Egyptian side of the divided town of Rafah, after stepping through one of the gaps in the border wall.
VI, "Qadis and Divorce" discusses topics covered in previous chapters from the point of view of the actual involvement of qadis in divorce proceedings, as opposed to their role as recorders or interpreters of the cases brought before them.