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Encyclopedia > Tahir II of Khorasan

Tahir bin 'Abd-Allah (d. 862) was the Tahirid governor of Khurasan from 845 until 862. Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ... The Tahirid dynasty ruled the northeastern Persian region of Khorasan between AD 821-873. ... Khorasan (also spelled Khurasan and Khorassan; خراسان in Persian) is an area, located in eastern and northeastern Iran. ... Events March 28 - Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collect a huge ransom in exchange for leaving. ... Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ...

During his father 'Abd-Allah's lifetime, Tahir was sent into the steppes to the north in order to keep the Oghuz Turks in line; he probably received Samanid assistance in this venture. When 'Abd-Allah died in 844, the Caliph al-Wathiq originally appointed another Tahirid, Ishaq b. Ibrahim b. Mus'ab, as his successor in Khurasan, but then reversed this decision and confirmed Tahir as governor. The Oghuz Turks (also with various alternate spellings, including Oguz, OÄŸuz, Ouz, Okuz, Oufoi, Guozz and Ghuzz) are regarded as one of the major branches of Turkic peoples. ... The Samanids (875-999) (in Persian: Samanian) were a Persian dynasty in Central Asia and eastern Iran, named after its founder Saman Khoda. ... Events Succession of Pope Sergius II (844 - 847). ... Caliph is the title for the Islamic leader of the Ummah, or community of Islam. ... Al-Wathiq ibn Mutasim (d. ...

Little is known about Tahir's reign, although there was unrest in some of the outlying provinces. Sistan, for example, was lost to the Tahirids when the 'ayyar leader Salih b. al-Nadr drove out Tahir's governor and took power there himself. Tahir died in 862; his will stated that his young son Muhammad should succeed him as governor, and this was honored by the caliph. Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ...


  • Bosworth, C. E. "The Tahirids and Saffarids." The Cambridge History of Iran Volume 4: From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. R. N. Frye. London, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1975. ISBN 0521200938

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Tahirid dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (126 words)
The dynasty was founded by Tahir ibn Husayn, a leading general in the service of the Abbasid caliph al-Ma'mun.
Tahir's military victories were rewarded with the gift of lands in the east of Persia, which were subsequently extended by his successors as far as the borders of India.
The Tahirids were overthrown in 873 by the Saffarid dynasty, who annexed Khorasan to their own empire in eastern Persia.
Saffarids - InformationBlast (189 words)
By the time of his death, he had conquered Khorasan (thus ending that region's Tahirid dynasty) as well as parts of northern India and western Iran, nearly reaching Baghdad.
His brother and successor Amr bin Laith was defeated in battle by the Samanids in 900.
He was forced to surrender Khorasan and the Saffarids were subsequently largely confined to their heartland of Seistan, with their role reduced to that of vassals of the Samanids and their successors.
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