Umar ibn Sa'ad
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‘Umar ibn Sa‘ad (Arabic: عامر بن سعد) (fl. 620–686) was the son of Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqas. He was a clergyman, and took orders from Ibn Ziyad. He led the troops that martyred Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala. He was killed by Al-Mukhtar's army. The historian Tabari has quoted Amar ibn Saad to have said to Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad, "By God, the sincerity I performed towards you with regard to killing Husayn was such that if I had performed such sincerity for my father, I would have fulfilled his rights. He also had a son Hafs Bin Amar ibn Saad bin Abi Waqqas who was according to history killed by his own mother in the government of Al-Mukhtar."
- Tarikh Al-Tabari: 5/467