The Mussulman cadis retain their jurisdiction in regard to religious affairs, marriage, divorce, the wardship of minors and inheritance.
From the decision of the cadis appeal lies to the French courts.
The mehkemehs, or courts of the cadis, judge in all matters of personal status, such as marriage, inheritance and guardianship, and are guided in their decisions by the code of laws founded on the Koran.
The cadis are chosen from among the students at the Azhar university.
To meet the demand for better qualified judges for the Moslem courts a training college for cadis was established in 1907.