|Died 680 AD, Kufa, Iraq|
|Children Hafsa bint Umar ibn Sa'ad, Moghira bin Umar ibn Sa'ad|
Parents Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, Maria bint Qais
Grandparents Uhayb ibn Abd-Manaf, Hamnah Bint Sufyan
Similar Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Shimr ibn Dhi 'l‑Jawshan, Yazid I, Mukhtar al‑Thaqafi, Al‑Hurr ibn Yazid al Tamimi
Karbala decoded umar ibn sa ad
‘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."