Talha ibn Tahir

Talha ibn Tahir (طلحة بن طاهر) (died 828) was the Tahirid governor of Khurasan from 822 until his death.

Talha ibn Tahir
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Fals minted under Talha ibn Tahir in 824
Governor of Khurasan
In office
822 - 828
Preceded byTahir ibn Husayn
Succeeded byAbdallah ibn Tahir
Personal details
Bornunknown date
Khurasan, Abbasid Caliphate
ChildrenAbdallah ibn Tahir
ParentsTahir ibn Husayn

In 822 Tahir ibn Husayn, who had taken control of Khurasan the previous year, died. According to some reports, the caliph Al-Ma'mun at first supporting replacing him with Talha's brother Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani, but the latter was occupied with rebels in the Jazira, so Talha was confirmed as governor of eastern Iran instead.

Talha's rule is mostly known for his campaigns in Sistan, another province under his rule, against the local Kharijites, who were led by a Hamza ibn Adharak. Fighting between the two continued until 828, when both Hamza and Talha died. Talha was succeeded in his post by his brother Abdallah.


  • Bosworth, C.E. (1975). "The Ṭāhirids and Ṣaffārids". In Frye, Richard N. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4: From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 90–135. ISBN 0-521-20093-8.
Preceded by
Tahir ibn Husayn
Governor of Khurasan
Succeeded by
Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani