Tahirid dynasty


Tahirid dynasty

The Tahirid dynasty, (سلسله طاهریان Persian:), (821-873) ruled the northeastern Persian Empire region of Khorasan (parts that are presently in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). The Tahirid capital was NishapurFact|date=February 2007.

Although nominally subject to the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad, the Tahirid rulers were effectively independent. 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 Tahirid dynasty is considered to be the first independent dynasty from the Abbasid caliphate established in Khorasan. They were overthrown by the Saffarid dynasty, who annexed Khorasan to their own empire in eastern Persia.

Rulers of the Tahirid dynasty

* Tahir ibn Husayn (821-822)
* Talha (822-828)
* Abdullah bin Tahir (828-845)
* Tahir II (845-862)
* Muhammad of Khorasan (862-873)

See also

* List of Muslims


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