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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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In terms of developing its human resources, Mr Al Qadi said over BAS has studied the policies and administrative systems related to human resources, including the development of standards of promotions and training.
Commenting on the project, Al Qadi said: "Hayat Island is RAK Properties' latest flagship project in the market and will be one of our distinctive developments.
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.
Addressing the bank's shareholders, Al Qadi commented, "The strategy implemented in 2015 has enabled CBI to return to profitability in 2016.
was created with the environment in mind, showcasing and protecting Ras Al Khaimah's natural beauty particularly along its natural coastal wetlands," said Qadi at the time.
Moreover, despite the fact that Qadi was banned from entry into Turkey for funding terrorism, it was discovered that he had face-to-face meetings with Erdoy-an and Fidan, and that he was under the protection of the government and the intelligence body.
We look forward to continuing our approach in promoting our position as a major contributor to the local real estate sector and help in enhancing Ras Al Khaimah's position as a promising investment destination," added Al Qadi.
Al Qadi said: "Mina Al Arab will command the lion's share of the company's focus in the coming period taking into consideration the significance and magnitude of this project and its relevance to the tourism and hospitality sectors as well as retail.
But while most charities are focusing on providing food, shelter and healthcare to them, Al Qadi said he wanted to address the children's emotional needs.
Qadi was added to the UN blacklist in October 2001 for being a suspected associate of late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Qadi said the meeting comes in accordance with the royal directives to make continual preparations and intensify (all concerned bodies) efforts for the fine reception arrangements and better services for pilgrims to enable them perform their Hajj rituals in ease and comfort under the direct supervision of the Minister of Hajj, Dr.
Qabbani, from former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Future parliamentary bloc, said that Qadi bribed EDL's bill collector, as the electricity was not cut off despite the fact that the bills were not paid for two years.