<i> Qazi</i>s and the Judiciary

A. S. Morrison

in Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547371
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720710 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

  Qazis and the Judiciary

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This chapter covers the Islamic judiciary and its relationship with the colonial regime. Unlike the British, the Russians preserved the position of Qazi as the first port of call for those seeking justice, and throughout this period they dealt with the overwhelming majority of cases involving the native population. Despite outward continuity, however, the Qazi's role and the background of those taking up appointments seem to have changed towards the end of the century, and the system was afflicted with corruption in much the same way as the rest of the native administration.

Keywords: Sharia; law; Qazi; Islamic judiciary

Chapter.  17849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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