Yacoub ebn Laith

surnamed al Soffar (the brazier), because his father followed that trade in Seistan, was captain of a bandit troop, raised himself to the sovereignty of Persia, and was the first independent monarch of that country of the Mahometan faith. (873-875.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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