E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Yacoub ebn Laïth,
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. (873875.)