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Saffarid dynasty

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Saffarid Dynasty
سلسله صفاریان
Saffarid Emirate at its Greatest Extent
Saffarid Emirate at its Greatest Extent
Common languagesPersian
• 867–879
Ya'qub bin Laith as-Saffar
• 963–1002
Khalaf I
Historical eraMedieval
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Tahirid dynasty
Samanid dynasty

The Saffarids or the Saffarid dynasty (Persian: سلسله صفاریان) was a Persian Sunni Islamic empire.[1][2] They ruled in Sistan from 861–1002. Sistan was a historical region in southeastern Iran, southwestern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.[3] Their capital was Zaranj, located in present-day Afghanistan.


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  1. The Cambridge History of Iran, by Richard Nelson Frye, William Bayne Fisher, John Andrew Boyle (Cambridge University Press, 1975: ISBN 0-521-20093-8), pg. 121.
  2. The Encyclopedia of World History, ed. Peter N. Stearns and William Leonard Langer (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), 115.
  3. Nancy Hatch Dupree, An Historical Guide To Afghanistan - "Sites in Perspective" (Chapter 3) Link