writer (b. 1858, Tortum /
were published in the reviews Sırat-ı
Mustakim and İslâm. A member of
the Council for Science at the Association of Union and Progress and agent of
the Grand Vizier, Musa Kazım Efendi was appointed Grand Mufti three times and
in 1918, during the last time he held the post, he was dismissed from his duty.
After dismissal, he worked as a professor at several schools. There was a rumor
that he claimed to be a freemason, and he published his declaration on this
issue in 1911, to deny these claims and confirm that he was attached to the Nakşibendi
order and in the service of Islam. During the years of the armistice he was
tried at a court martial with other members of the Union and Progress Party and
he was exiled to
İslâm'da Usûl-ı Meşveret ve Hürriyet (Style of Consultation and Freedom in Islam, 1908), İslâm'da Cihad (Holy War in Islam, 1917), Sûre-i İhlas ve Alak Tefsiri (Interpretation of the of İhlas and Alak Period, 1918), Safvetü'l-Beyan fi Tefsiri'l-Kur'ân (Substantial Explanations in the Koran Commentary, 1919), Külliyat-ı Şeyhülislâm Musa Kâzım / Dinî, İçtimaî Makaleler (All Works of Musa Kazım the Grand Mufti / Religious and Social Articles, 1920), Usul-i Fıkıh (Canon Law, text book at İstanbul University), Vâridât Tercümesi (Translation of Inspirations, by Bedreddin Simaveni), Redd-i Ebâtıl (Denial of the West, from the complete works, pages 199-240), İbn Rüşd'ün Meslekî Felsefesi ve İmam Gazali ile Bazı Mesail Hakkında Münazarası (Occupational Philosophy of İbn Rüşd and His Discussions with İmam Gazali on Certain Issues, from the complete works, pages 136-196).
REFERENCE İsmail Kara / Türkiye’de İslâmcılık Düşüncesi Metinler – Kişiler (1. Cilt: 1986, s. 45-72), Ferhat Koca / Şeyhülislâm Musa Kâzım Efendi’nin Hayatı ve Fetvaları (2002), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).