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(ˈkɑːdɪ; ˈkeɪdɪ)
n, pl -dis
(Islam) a variant spelling of cadi


(ˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-)

n., pl. -dis.
a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
[1895–1900; < Arabic qādī judge]
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Noun1.qadi - an Islamic judge
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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Dispensing justice in Islam; Qadis and their judgements.
From al-Nawawi's text it is clear that the investigation is carried out by the qadi sending letters to colleagues in the regions in which the deceased resided or which he visited; the recipient qadis are expected to inquire if any heir of the deceased is located in their jurisdiction.
By HERAT, August 02, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Taliban allegedly gunned down a tribal elder and injured his son in Qadis district of Badghes province on Monday (August 01).
Yesterday, villagers of Deir Qadis held a similar protest at the same location which the Israeli troops attacked with tear gas, causing fires that almost reached people's homes.
Abdullah was a Taliban leader in Qadis district, he added.
The Ministry of Justice's report also noted the trend for these marriage ceremonies to be presided over by Qadis, or Sharia judges, and attributed this to the reluctance of parents to conduct such marriages.
Leaders of this clan head some of the most distinguished families of qadis (Islamic jurists) and landed shaikhs, including former president Qadi Abdel Rahman Al Iryani, who died in Damascus in March 1998 at the age of 80 and who was the premier's uncle.
Separately, the Badghes police chief Abdul Jabbar Saleh told AIP three Taliban were killed in the air blitz of the foreign forces in Darra-e-Boom in Qadis district of Badghes province on Friday night (February 17/18).
In northwestern Badghis, the insurgents ambushed a tribal elder and his nephew in the Qadis district late Sunday, an official said.
The book stops at the year 1955 because the shari a courts were integrated then in the national courts and the qadis were no longer a separate body of judges.
He said the floods also washed away a road in the district leaving several villages in Qadis district cut off from the district headquarters.
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.