Category Archives: Bride Kidnapping

1846 Misc.

Fund 288, List 1, Doc. N 14

RECORD Transcaucasia Shia Spiritual Board

Correspondence about miscellaneous issues.

Additional notes: Office of the Shaykh al-Islām of Transcaucasia

Started – February 9, 1846

Completed – November 5, 1846

Consists of 27 pages

On the page 2 is the letter dated by 18th February 1846

Sent by the Chancellery Viceroy of the Caucasus

addressed to the Tiflis Sheikh Ismail Akhund Mamed Ali


Agha Mir Ibrahim, the Perisian citizen, whom this Akhund did not let to enter the Mosque for praying and have hurt and insulted him. As the result of this event he appealed to the Chancellery Viceroy Governor of the Caucasus. For reporting to the Viceroy on this case, the director, State Councillor requested Akhund’s explanation.

Translated by P.A.

p1000381 p1000382 p1000383 p1000384 p1000385 p1000386 p1000387 p1000388 p1000389

1892 – Bride Kidnapping

Fund 291, List 1. Record 1325 (consists of 4 pages) RECORD Sunni Ecclesiastical Board Date – 30 April, 1892 – 11 December, 1892 Title – Correspondence with Nukha District Chief on request of Jafar Hasratoglu, resident of Bash-Geynuk village, Nukha district, Elisabethpol Governorate, regarding kidnapping of his wife. PA




To Mufti Effendi of Caucasia