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'''Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i''' (Arabic: سَعد بن حارِث الخُزاعی) was martyred in the first attack in the Battle of [[Karbala]]. He was a loyal companion of [[ʿAli ibn Abi Talib|Imam Ali]] who, after Imam's [[martyrdom]] became a companion of [[Hasan B. ʿAli B. Abi Taleb|Imam Hassan]] and [[Hussain ibn Ali|Imam Hussain]].  
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'''Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i''' (Arabic: سَعد بن حارِث الخُزاعی) was a loyal companion of [[ʿAli ibn Abi Talib|Imam Ali]], [[Hasan B. ʿAli B. Abi Taleb|Imam Hassan]], and [[Hussain ibn Ali|Imam Hussain]] who was martyred during the Battle of [[Karbala]].  
  
== The Time of Imam Ali ==
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==Companion of Imam Ali==
Sa'd b. Harith held a wide range of positions during the life of Imam Ali. He was a servant of Ali b. Abi Talib, the governor of Azerbaijan for a while and the commander of Shurtat al-Khamis in [[Kufa]]. It is not known when Sa'd had these positions, but it can be inferred from historical books that he, like Qanbar, has been among the Companions of Imam Ali and Imam appointed him to different position. For example, Imam Ali appointed Sa'd as the inspector to the region under the control of Ziyad b. Abih where he had argument with Ziyad. Also, after the betrayal of [[Yazid]] b. Hajjiyya, the agent of Rey, Imam Ali imprisoned Yazid and appointed Sa'd to guard him.
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Sa'd b. Harith held a wide range of positions during the life of Imam Ali. He was a servant of Ali b. Abi Talib, the governor of Azerbaijan, and the commander of Shurtat al-Khamis (a guard dedicated to Imam Ali) in [[Kufa]]. It is not known when Sa'd had these positions, but it can be inferred from historical books that he, like Qanbar, was among the Companions of Imam Ali and that the Imam appointed him to different positions. For example, Imam Ali appointed Sa'd as the inspector to the region under the control of Ziyad b. Abih.
  
== Companion of Imam Ali's Sons ==
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==Companion of Imam Ali's Sons==
After the martyrdom of Imam Ali in 40/661, Sa'd remained loyal to [[Ahl al-Bayt]]. He became a companion of Imam Hassan and after his martyrdom, a companion of Imam al-Hussain. Sa'd accompanied Imam Hussain from Medina to Mecca and then to [[Karbala]]. According to historical reports, he showed great gallantry on the Day of [[Ashura]]. Samawi wrote that in ''al-Manaqib'', Ibn Shahr Ashub has mentioned the name of Sa'd in the list of the martyrs of the first attack.
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After the martyrdom of Imam Ali, Sa'd remained loyal to the [[Ahl al-Bayt]]. He became a companion of Imam Hassan and after his martyrdom, a companion of Imam al-Hussain. Sa'd accompanied Imam Hussain from Medina to Mecca and then to [[Karbala]]. Samawi wrote in ''al-Manaqib'', that Ibn Shahr Ashub has mentioned Sa'd in the list of the martyrs of the first attack.
  
== Being a Companion of the Prophet ==
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==References==
About Sa'd, it has been mentioned that he was among the companions of the [[Prophet Muhammad|Prophet]], but it does not seem that this attribution is correct, since his name has not been mentioned in any sources.
 
  
Al-Tustari has cast doubts about him being from Khuza'a tribe and freed by Imam Ali.
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*[http://en.wikishia.net/view/Sa%27d_b._Harith_al-Khuza%27i WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
  
== References ==
 
* [http://en.wikishia.net/view/Sa%27d_b._Harith_al-Khuza%27i WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
 
 
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[[Category:  Historical Characters]]
 
[[Category:  Historical Characters]]
 
[[Category: Imam Hussain’s Companions]]
 
[[Category: Imam Hussain’s Companions]]
 
[[Category:  Martyrs of Karbala]]
 
[[Category:  Martyrs of Karbala]]

Latest revision as of 20:20, 25 December 2019

Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i
Full NameSa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i
Companion ofImam Ali, Imam al-Hasan, Imam al-Hussain
Death/Martyrdom61/680
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyred in the event of Ashura
Burial PlaceInside the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussain , Karbala
ActivitiesCommander of Shurtat al-Khamis in Kufa, Governor of Azerbaijan, Participant in Battle of Karbala

Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i (Arabic: سَعد بن حارِث الخُزاعی) was a loyal companion of Imam Ali, Imam Hassan, and Imam Hussain who was martyred during the Battle of Karbala.

Companion of Imam Ali[edit | edit source]

Sa'd b. Harith held a wide range of positions during the life of Imam Ali. He was a servant of Ali b. Abi Talib, the governor of Azerbaijan, and the commander of Shurtat al-Khamis (a guard dedicated to Imam Ali) in Kufa. It is not known when Sa'd had these positions, but it can be inferred from historical books that he, like Qanbar, was among the Companions of Imam Ali and that the Imam appointed him to different positions. For example, Imam Ali appointed Sa'd as the inspector to the region under the control of Ziyad b. Abih.

Companion of Imam Ali's Sons[edit | edit source]

After the martyrdom of Imam Ali, Sa'd remained loyal to the Ahl al-Bayt. He became a companion of Imam Hassan and after his martyrdom, a companion of Imam al-Hussain. Sa'd accompanied Imam Hussain from Medina to Mecca and then to Karbala. Samawi wrote in al-Manaqib, that Ibn Shahr Ashub has mentioned Sa'd in the list of the martyrs of the first attack.

References[edit | edit source]