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A woman is dissatisfied with the qualities of her husband in the marriage bed and demands the dissolution of her marriage from an Islamic judge who is allegorically holding the corpus delicti in his hands (illumination, 1723). The Arabic designation of the legal scholar has found its expression in German in an idiom, what is this?

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If you want to “bring someone before the Qadi”, then you initiate legal action in a dispute. For centuries, Islamic countries such as the Ottoman Empire had the office of qādī – a judge who ruled according to Sharia law. When Turkey embarked on a secular path under Atatürk in 1922, he abolished this office.


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