دیودست ، ابوالساج دیو داد بن دیو دست
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Mohammad Bin Divdad, also known as
Abolsaj (Abi al Saj)
Divdast along with his followers founded the
Divdastian Movement against the Caliph rule and forced the
Abbasid Rulers to concede
Abolsaj was a tribal leader from descendants of General
Afshin (Kheida Bin Kavus).
An account states that Abolsaj fought alongside Afshin against
Babak Khorramdin in 836-837 AD and enslaved Babak's mother and his family. Then he revolted against the Caliph and Afshin and achieved some military successes. However, he remained royal to the Caliph after Afshin was prosecuted.
He was among the commanders deployed to
Damavand to suppress the revolt of
Maziar against Al
Motasem in 839 AD.
During the reign of Al Mostain, he helped suppress a conspiracy by Turkish commanders in 865 AD.
Then he became governor of
Kufa by the order of Caliph
Al Mutazz and silenced an uprising by
Tabarestan Alavids in 866. A while later, his realm expanded. He showed tendencies towards the movement of
Yaghub Leis, founder of the
Saffarian Movement and thus fell at odds with the Caliph in 875. His fight against the Abbasid rule continued by his followers calling themselves Divdastian after his death in December, 879 in