Autograph letter signed 'Seyhü'l-Islâm Musa Kâzim', sent to Ottoman grand vizier Hüseyin Himi Pasha, stating that Monsieur Adolci, leader of Zoroastrians, has been wanting to meet with him (grand vizier) for a long time.
MUSA KÂZIM, (Naqshbandi Sheikh al-Islam of the Ottoman Empire), (1858-1920).
Letterhead "Bâb-i Fetvâ - Dâire-i Mesihât"., Dated fî Zilkadde sene 1328 = fî Tesrinievvel [September] 1326 = 1909, Istanbul.
Original manuscript autograph letter signed by Ottoman Sheikh al-Islam Musa Kâzim Efendi. 22,5x14 cm. In Ottoman script. With a printed letterhead "Bâb-i Fetvâ - Dâire-i Mesihât" in very Ottoman calligraphic style. On a special 'Joyns.. Superior' watermarked paper. It starts with 'Huve', in elqab, "Huzûr-i sâmî-i cenâb-i sadâretpenâhîye, Marûz-i dai' kemîneleridir ki,'. "Müddet-i medîdeden beri Zerdüstîler'in riyâsetinde bulunan Ardesli Monsieur 'Adolci' zât-i sâmî-i mülûkâneleriyle mülâkât arzusunda bulunmus olmak ol bâbda emr ü irâde hazret-i ...". Dated fî Zilkadde sene 1328 = fî Tesrinievvel 1326 [October 1909]. Sent to Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha. Musa Kâzin Efendi was a clergyman who served as the Sheikh of Islam four times in the last years of the Ottoman Empire. He was a Naqshbandi. He was also a member of the Committee of Union and Progress.