The Sajid dynasty
), was an Iranian
Muslim dynasty that ruled from 889-890 until 929. Sajids ruled Azerbaijan and parts of Armenia first from Maragha
and then from Ardabil
The Sajids originated from the Central Asian
province of Ushrusana
and were of Iranian (Sogdian
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.
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