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The Administration of Justice in Medieval EgyptFrom the 7th to the 12th Century$
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Yaacov Lev

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474459235

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.001.0001

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The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation

The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation

(p.37) 1 The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation
The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt

Yaacov Lev

Edinburgh University Press

The chapter discusses the nature of the cadi’s jurisdiction and cadi’s position within the state administrative structure. Between 705 and 810 cadis acquired responsibility for supervision/administration of various trust funds. While the cadis’ involvement with the management/supervision of waqfs begun during the 730s, the cadis never achieved full control over the waqf institution.

Keywords:   Kadijustiz, Orphans, Waqf, Testimonies, Witnesses

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