Sa'ad I bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud

Sa'ad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud (1888–1915) was the only full brother of Abdulaziz, founder of the modern state of Saudi Arabia. He was one of Ibn Saud's most devoted supporters and a key lieutenant in the early military campaigns. He was called Sa'ad the First, because his stepmother had a son named Sa'ad II later years.

Sa'd bin Abd al-Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud
Sa'd bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud
Noble familyHouse of Saud
FatherAbdul Rahman bin Faisal
MotherSarah bint Ahmad Al Kabir Al Sudairi

Early life

His mother was Sarah bint Ahmad Al Kabir Al Sudairi.[1] He was Abdul Rahman's second son from his marriage to Sarah Al Sudairi.[2]


Saad was captured by the 'Utaybah tribe who had taken him to Sharif Hussein in 1912, and Ibn Saud was forced to pay a humiliating ransom to Sharif Hussein for his release. He was later killed in the battle of Kinzaan against the Ajman tribe in 1915.[1]

Personal life

Ibn Saud married his widow, Al Jawhara bint Musaed Al Jiluwi, (mother of Saud bin Saad), who bore the future King three sons, Saad bin Abdulaziz, Musa'id bin Ibn Saud and Abdul Mohsin bin Ibn Saud.

Sa'ad's sons Faisal, Fahd and Saud were taken in by Ibn Saud and raised as part of his own family. They later married into the King's family. Faisal bin Saad married King Ibn Saud's daughter Sara bint Abdulaziz. King Ibn Saud's another daughter, Al Anoud, who was full sister of Prince Muhammad and King Khalid, also married to the sons of Sa'ad bin Abdul Rahman. She first married Saud bin Saad. After Saud died, she married Fahd bin Saad.[3]


  1. "King Abdulaziz' Noble Character" (PDF). Islam House. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. Sabri, Sharaf (2001). The house of Saud in commerce: A study of royal entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. New Delhi: I.S. Publications. ISBN 81-901254-0-0.
  3. "Family Tree of Al Anud bint Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 10 August 2012.

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