Sa’ad was born in Park Ridge, IL and grew up in the Chicagoland area. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Northern Illinois University in English and his master’s degree at DePaul University in Education. Along with his professional studies, Sa’ad also studied the sacred sciences initially through the Institute of Islamic Education and the Sacred Learning Individual Study Program. He eventually attended and graduated from Jamiah Islamiyya in Lusaka, Zambia. He has worked as an administrator and teacher for over a decade. He has also presented seminars and workshops on educational theory and practice with High Quality Education Consulting, with whom he has co-authored multiple books.