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Merger with KadiEdit

I've dumped all the text from Kadi here. The problem with that text is threefold. It is only concered with qadi in the ottoman empire. It is POV (strongly favouring the qadi system). The style that it uses in not encyclopedic. I'll leave it there for now in comments. Zeimusu | Talk page 14:11, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Page Name ChangeEdit

The Arabic word for "judge" in Roman letters is transliterated as "qāḍī‎". This leads to an English transcription of "qaadee". It should be noted that "Qadi" is not the same as "Qaadee" as the two are pronounced with difference in Arabic. Arabic is a phonetic language and it matters heavily how its words are pronounced.

I suggest that this page be moved to a new page called "Qaadee" and that this page redirect visitors to that new page.

Sunny (talk) 18:45, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

NO NO NO Do not use the ugly and unhelpful form with doubled vowels. No English speaker is going to pronounce the initial consonant correctly and few of them can distinguish long and short vowels. English and Arabic phonologies are too different and transliteration is all we should aim for. If the word "qadi" is ever adopted in English, and it might well be, it will be pronounced, at least in my dialect, to rhyme with "body".

The article itself seems to hew fairly closely to standard Islamic expositions ( I admit to not reading it in detail ) but it lacks any references. Wikipedia standards require references for these statements. DKleinecke (talk) 05:36, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

The article title should be whatever spelling is most commonly used in English languages sources, which seems to be 'qadi'.

Women as qadisEdit

I added a brief section on women as qadis, although there seems to be very little information available on the issue in English language reliable sources. In fact, I was only able to find two articles that discussed the appointment of female qadis at all. If anyone knows of any non-English sources that would be useful, please add them. Thank you. Kaldari (talk) 19:02, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

It looks like there is also at least 1 female qadi in the Philippines.[1] Kaldari (talk) 07:40, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Article Omits Legal Theory UseEdit

Legal theory has for a long time used as a term of art the phrase 'kadi justice' to refer to informal decision-making by someone acting in a judicial role without reference to any legal principles, but just to his own intuition. This usage is now becomeing less common as a result of concerns that it improperly denigrates an alternative justice system which was not in fact merely intuitive, but many people will still need to know what 'kadi justice' does mean in legal theory, especially in works they will encounter written prior to 1980. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Problems with recent editsEdit

This article has seen a flurry of edits over the past week. Unfortunately, there are some problems with these edits:

  • The lead now talks about Qadis as if they were only a historical phenomenon that no longer exist.
  • Many of the references are lacking sufficient information for verification. For example "G.M Azad, “Islamic Studies”, p. 250". Islamic Studies is a journal. Where is the title of the article, the date of publication, etc.?
  • There are numerous spelling and grammar errors that need to be fixed.

Kaldari (talk) 07:20, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

History sectionEdit

There seems to be a kind of overlap in the history section, where about mid-way, one almost starts with a new introduction: "A qadi is a judge responsible for the application of Islamic positive law (fiqh). The office originated under the rule of the first Umayyad Caliphate (AH 40–85/661–705 CE), when the provincial governors of the newly created Islamic empire, unable to adjudicate the many disputes that arose among Muslims living within their territories, began to delegate this function to others." Iselilja (talk) 11:45, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Return to "Qadi" page.