Sahl, a Zoroastrian of great influence, who in 806 had adopted Islam, reanimated his courage, and pointed out to him that certain death awaited him at Bagdad.
Sahl had, through a secret agent, induced Fadl b.
Sahl, surnamed Dhu`l-Riyasatain, or "the man with two governments," because his master had committed to him both the ministry of war and the general administration.
Sahl, to whose service he owed his success, he not only chose him as prime minister of the empire, but also named his brother, Hasan b.
Sahl, governor of Media, Fars, Ahwaz, Arabia and Irak.
Sahl was defeated, and Abu`l-Saraya, no longer content to play a second part, poisoned his chief, Ibn Tabataba, and put in his place another of the family of Ali, Mahommed b.
Sahl hastily sent a messenger to Harthama b.
Sahl, but proceeded towards Mer y with the purpose of telling Mamun that the state of affairs was not as Fadl b.
Sahl represented it to him, and urging him to come to Bagdad, where his presence was necessary.
Sahl, called by them the Majuzi ("the Zoroastrian"), who had chosen Madain for his residence, and put at their head Mansur, a son of Mandi, who refused to assume the title of caliph, but consented to be Mamun's vicegerent instead of Hasan b.
Sahl, whose daughter Baran he afterwards married.
Sahl had become insane.