Yaghoub Ibn Leith Saffar,Ya'qub-I Laith Saffari,Yaghub Leis
Yaghub Saffar. Aka Yaghub-e-Layth Saffar (867-879), the founder of the
Saffarid dynasty in
Sistan who restored some of the most revered
The Khavarej thought, which from the beginning of
Abbasids had attracted people in
Khorasan, lost its power with the presence of Yaghub
Ibn Leith Saffar in second half of the third century.
With its capital at Zaranj (a city now in south-western
Afghanistan), the Saffarids ruled territories that are now in
Iran and Afghanistan, as well as portions of
Pakistan as the greater Sistan and
Baluchestan known as Sekestan; an ancient satrapy of Iran. Yaghub attracted the attention of the Abbasid caliph by conquering non-
Muslim territories in Sekestan. He became the sovereign monarch of the first Khorasan dynasty after the
Islamic conquest. In many cases, the people he conquered had rebelled against their Islamic overlords and reverted to prior forms of worship.
He attempted to conquer
Baghdad but was defeated by the much larger forces of the caliph al-Mutamid. It was during his rule that
Persian was introduced as the official language, ending the pervasive influence of the
Arabic language that had assimilated some ancient cultures such as the
Egyptian civilization. Yaghub Leith became a popular folk hero in history because his court began the revitalization of the Persian language after two centuries of silence.