Talha ibn Tahir
(طلحة بن طاهر) (died 828) was the Tahirid
governor of Khurasan
from 822 until his death.
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 Abdullah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani
, but the latter was occupied with rebels in Al Jazira
, so Talha was confirmed as governor of eastern Iran
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 Abd-Allah.
- Frye, R. N. . The Cambridge History of Iran Volume 4: From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1975.