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Definition of the noun qadi

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noun - plural: qadis

  1. an Islamic judge
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: judge / jurist / justice = a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

Alternative definition of the noun qadi


  1. [context: Islam, legal] A judge in Shari'a law, to whose judgement there is no appeal.

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Google previewExemplary Novellas (2016)

by Cervantes

A qadi is a Muslim judge whose purview encompasses civil, judiciary, and religious matters. The qadi is a justice of the peace and a notary, having jurisdiction over all legal issues involving Muslims, including matters of daily life in a Muslim ...

Google previewThe Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin (2014)

Global Jihadism in Russia's North Caucasus and Beyond by Gordon M. Hahn

The qadi is the CE's top religious figure, and Umarov appointed Astemirov to this key theo-ideological position. Simultaneously, Astemirov held the position of vali (governor) and amir of United Vilaiyat of Kabardiya, Balkariya, and Karachai ...

Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Food (2014)

by Alan Davidson

The dough for luqmat el qadi is a plain yeast one, and the method much as described above; a syrup made with honey and including rosewater is preferred by many. The finished articles may be heaped in a pyramid as the syrup sticks them ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

The Qadi Muhtasib has the right to adjudicate an offense on the spot to see that it is corrected, and does not require a court. There is no specific plaintiff, since here the judge does represent the public, and is in effect the plaintiff and judge.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping (2010)

by Terry M. Mays

TEL EL-QADI INCIDENT. The Tel el- Qadi Incident involved the Armistice Demarcation Line (ADL) between Israel and Syria in 1964. The Israelis decided to construct a track and parallel drainage ditch ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World (2011)

by Marshall Cavendish Reference

qadi a Muslim judge who follows Sharia law. The qadi hears a wide range of cases, including those that involve inheritance, ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of the Sudan (1967)

by Richard Leslie Hill

The term came to be used of all the judges during the Mahdist regime except of the chief judge, the Qadi al-Islam xiv. Qadi. 1.2, add Qadi al-Islam. head of the judiciary during the Mahdist period xv. Saiyid. 1.1, add From about 1945 universally ...

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Small photo of Bursa, Turkey - January 26, 2018: Exterior view of the ancient Kavakli Mosque in Bursa. Built in 14th century by Koca Naib (Naib the Great), the Qadi of Berussa, Sultan Murad Hudavendigar period. More...

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