Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i
|Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i|
Burial Place of most of the martyrs of Karbala, near the holy grave of Imam al-Hussain in Karbala
|Native name||سَعد بن حارِث الخُزاعی|
|Full Name||Sa'd b. Harith al-Khuza'i|
|Companion of||Imam Ali, Imam al-Hasan, Imam al-Hussain|
|Cause ofDeath/Martyrdom||Martyred in the event of Ashura|
|Burial Place||Inside the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussain, Karbala|
|Activities||Commander of Shurtat al-Khamis in Kufa, Governor of Azerbaijan, Participant in 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.