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A 30 part dramatised series of the lives of ten Qadis (judges) who lived at the time of the Abbasids and who were influential figures in Islamic history, raising important issues as Muslim models to be emulated, in addition to discussing contemporary issues that have recently emerged in Arab societies and have become threatening to stability such as the subject of takfir.
The first episode tells the story of Qadi Suleiman ibn Al-Aswad. When the residents of the city complain to the Qadi about smoke coming from an oven, he suggests that they go to the scientist Abbas ibn Firnas. A man asks the Qadi to rule between him and Prince Abdallah Yusuf ibn Basil, claiming t...
Yusuf ibn Basil refuses to appear at court to face justice. Qadi Suleiman orders him to be brought against his will. The Qadi confronts the two parties in the presence of the Caliph. Al-Qumus discovers that Yusuf bin Basil is robbing people through deception, obtaining deeds unlawfully, and the p...
Yusuf ibn Basil and his friend Hashem make a plan to dismiss Qadi Suleiman by agreeing with someone who claims that Abbas ibn Firnas is a magician and bringing this to the Qadi. The Qadi brings all the parties together and presents the arguments for the innocence of Abbas ibn Firnas, saying he is...
Yusuf ibn Basil sends someone to kill Abbas ibn Firnas, but his servant Najm al-Din defends him. Stabbed in his place, he dies. The Caliph calls for the presence of Qadi Suleiman and Abbas ibn Firnas. Confronted with witnesses and the accusations of what he did, Yusuf finally confesses to his act...
Three men chase a doctor, believing that he killed their friend’s father. The doctor takes refuge in the house of Qadi Abu Bakr Al-Ansari, who confronts them and asks them to bring the issue to court and not take revenge on him. Abu Bakr sits with the doctor and reassures him and he tells him his...
The men learn that the person they talked to and insulted the day before was Qadi Abu Bakr Al-Ansari. The Qadi orders the detention of the doctor until the truth becomes clear, and sits with him in his imprisonment as he tells him the rest of his story.
The Caliph’s chamberlain is killed by unknown assailants and his books are burned. Qadi Abu Bakr, his friend, is saddened. Qadi Abu Bakr plots to trap the killer after the doctor is acquitted as accusations are made about who killed Khaled’s father.
Khaled tells his friends that he wants to donate his father’s money to orphans and the poor. His friend tells him that he was the one who killed his father to get his money. He then draws his sword to kill him. His other friend suddenly appears and defends and saves him. The Qadi orders the arres...
Iyad’s father tells his eldest son, Abdallah, to take care of his brother. He devotes himself to the pursuit of knowledge after he shows intelligence and genius. The Emir of Granada searches for a Qadi.
The Great Scholars Of The Abbasid Age | Episode 10
Iyad goes to study jurisprudence in Granada. He searches for Shaykh Al-Sadafi to benefit from his knowledge and learn from him. The Qadi asks him to take the position of Qadi of the land but he refuses, saying that it is a huge responsibility.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 11
People ask Iyad to judge between them in their complaints and disputes, but he refuses again and tells them to go to the governor. His brother Abdallah convinces him to take over the affairs of the judiciary. Indeed, Iyad is convinced after someone has a dispute with his brother Abdullah, and Iya...
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 12
Ibn Tumart claims that he is the awaited Mahdi and gathers people around him in every place to take over the caliphate in the place of the ruler. Qadi Iyad Abul-Fadl addresses the people so they will be guided and stay away from Ibn Tumart, but he fails.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 14
Abd al-Mumin raises a large army and prepares to take the caliphate. Iyad Abu al-Fadl comes out and stands face to face against Abd al-Mumin and argues with him about religious knowledge until he repents, is guided and returns to his senses.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 15
Shurayk bin Abdullah al-Nakha’i refuses to take charge of the judiciary in Kufa, then accepts after being pressured, and his friend Sufyan al-Thawri gets angry with him. A woman comes to him with a case against Prince Musa bin Isa, the cousin of the Commander of the Faithful, who took her orchard...
The chief guard tells Qadi Shurayk that the prince ordered men to be released from prison, to anger the judge. He decides to go to the caliph in Baghdad. The prince learns of this and runs after Shurayk and asks him to return to the city. The judge agrees, but stipulates that the men be imprisone...
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 18
Iyas bin Muawiyah is a student of a Jewish teacher until he grows up. Excelling in knowledge, the Caliph asks Iyas to take over the judiciary, and he begins his duties. A woman comes with a case concerning another woman, and Qadi Iyas judges justly after he uses a trick to reveal the woman’s lie.
Qadi Iyas bin Muawiyah’s mother dies and he grieves her death deeply. A man comes to Iyas when his friend complains he left money with him and travelled and then came back, asking him to rule against the friend.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 20
Two people come to the judge quarrelling and complaining about one another. The judge uses strategies to reveal who is truthful and who is lying. Qadi Iyas’ father dies and he grieves his death deeply. Men plot against the judge and he flees to another town.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 21
Iyas ibn Muawiyah judges fairly between an old man and a youth. The governor of the city is pleased with him. The Qadi judges between people and merchants with justice. The governor of the city dies and his son becomes the ruler, and has it in for Qadi Iyas. He asks him to help him in ripping off...
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 22
The Caliph sits with his assistants and consults them about the issue of Upper Egypt, which has had no judge for seven years. One of them suggests to him the name of Shaykh Ibn Daqiq al-Eid to take the position of judge. He refuses at first, but then his shaykh convinces him to accept the position.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 23
Ibn Daqiq accepts the position of judge in return for conditions placed before the governor. At the beginning of his term as a judge, a man comes with a dispute and requests the testimony of the deputy governor. Ibn Daqiq refuses and gives up the position of judge.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 24
Ibn Daqiq asks the governor that he be able to return to the judiciary with conditions, including dismissal of his deputy, and the governor refuses. The governor’s brothers are angry that he has not dismissed his deputy and they kill him. Then his older brother takes over and Ibn Daqiq is fair in...