Ed. Grandfather Kenglo used the word 'priest' here in his translation and I have replaced it, advisedly, with 'chaplain' -- because, in fact, there has never been an Islamic 'priesthood' (or similar hierarchy) from which 'priests' might be selected for spiritual-duty in the military. Yet, Islamic dervishes of the Bektashi order called mürshidler -- who functioned as guides, pilots, and mentors -- did do service with Ottoman Janissary regiments. And such functions, I believe, are quite consistent with the term 'chaplain' -- at least as defined nowadays. The main difference between a modern-day chaplain and his Bektashi mürshid counterpart, as I see it, is that the latter fought side-by side with his Janissary partisans while a modern-day 'chaplain' (in a western military unit) is generally regarded as a non-combatant.