Sajid Dynasty
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Sajid Dynasty
Sajid dynasty

889-929
Map of the Sajid dynasty at its greatest extent
Map of the Sajid dynasty at its greatest extent
CapitalMaragha
(889-901)
Ardabil
(901-929)
Common languagesPersian
Religion
Sunni Islam
GovernmentMonarchy
Afshin 
o 889-901
Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Saj
o 928-929
Abu'l-Musafir al-Fath (last)
Historical eraMiddle Ages
o Established
889
o Disestablished
929
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Today part of Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Georgia
 Iran
 Russia
 Turkey

The Sajid dynasty (Persian: ‎), was an Iranian Muslim dynasty that ruled from 889-890 until 929. Sajids ruled Azerbaijan and parts of Armenia first from Maragha and Barda and then from Ardabil.[a][1] The Sajids originated from the Central Asian province of Ushrusana and were of Iranian (Sogdian)[2][3][b] descent. Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Saj Diwdad the son of Diwdad, the first Sajid ruler of Azerbaijan, was appointed as its ruler in 889 or 890. Muhammad's father Abu'l-Saj Devdad had fought under the Ushrusanan prince Afshin Khaydar during the latter's final campaign against the rebel Babak Khorramdin in Azerbaijan, and later served the caliphs. Toward the end of the 9th century, as the central authority of the Abbasid Caliphate weakened, Muhammad was able to form a virtually independent state. Much of the Sajids' energies were spent in attempting to take control of neighboring Armenia. The dynasty ended with the death of Abu'l-Musafir al-Fath in 929.

Chronology

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "For nearly forty years, until the killing of Fat? b. Mo?ammad b. Abi'l-S?j in 317/929, members of the family ruled Azerbaijan and Armenia first from Mara and Bar?a?a and then from Ardab?l. They reduced refractory Armenian princes to submission, but themselves sporadically withheld allegiance to Baghdad and suspended the payment of tribute; after the end of the Sajids, direct caliphal control was never restored in northwestern Iran."[1]
  2. ^ "In ca. 279/892 the caliph Mo?ta?ed appointed one of his generals, Mo?ammad b. Abi'l-S?j, an Iranian from Central Asia, as governor of Azerbaijan and Armenia, and the family of the Sajids"[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Azerbaijan IV, C.E. Bosworth, Encyclopaedia Iranica, December 15, 1987;"...the caliph Mo?ta?ed appointed one of his generals, Mo?ammad b. Abi'l-S?j, an Iranian from Central Asia, as governor of Azerbaijan and Armenia, and the family of the Sajids (q.v.) took their place as one of the virtually autonomous lines of provincial governors..."[1]
  2. ^ Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Manual, Columbia University, 1996. pg 147: "The Sajids were a line of caliphal governors in north-western Persia, the family of a commander in the 'Abbasid service of Soghdian descent which became culturally Arabised."
  3. ^ V. Minorsky, Studies in Caucasian history, Cambridge University Press, 1957. pg 111

Literature

  • Madelung, Wilferd. "Minor Dynasties of Northern Iran." The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4: The Period From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. Ed. R. N. Frye. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975.
  • Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Manual, Columbia University, 1996.
  • V. Minorsky, Studies in Caucasian history, Cambridge University Press, 1957.

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