Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i

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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.

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