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ʿŪmar b. Saʿd b. Abī Waqqāṣ (Arabic:عُمَر بن سَعد بن أبي وَقّاص) known as Ibn Saʿd (d. 66/685) was the commander of the army of 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad in the Event of Karbala. He went to Karbala with an army of four thousand soldiers in order to achieve the government of Rey(the capital of Rey County, Tehran Province, Iran) and had a major role in the event. He threw the first arrow towards Imam al-Husayn (a) and his companions. After the martyrdom of imam al-Husayn (a) and his companions, he ordered his soldiers to trample over their bodies with their horses. After the Event of 'Ashura, Ibn Sa'd did not reach the government of Rey and was killed by al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi. He has been among the most hated figures in the Islamic history before Shi'a and is cursed in Ziyarah 'Ashura'.

'Umar b. Sa'd
Murderer of Imam al-Husayn (a)
Full Name 'Umar b. Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas
Well-known As Ibn Sa'd
Place of Birth Medina
Place of Residence Medina, Kufa
Death Rabi' I 9, 66/October 14, 685
Cause of Death He was killed by al-Mukhtar
Era Umayyad dynasty
Notable roles Commander of Ibn Ziyad army in Karbala
Activities Betraying Muslim b. 'Aqil, giving testimony against Hujr b. 'Adi