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On arrival, he alighted with the help of some men. He was informed that the Jews had agreed to
accept his verdict about them. He immediately wondered if his judgement would pass on all the
people present, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) included, turning his face away in honour of him.
The reply was positive.
He decided that all the able-bodied male persons belonging to the tribe should be killed, women and
children taken prisoners and their wealth divided among the Muslim fighters. The Prophet (Peace be
upon him) accepted his judgement saying that Sa‘d had adjudged by the Command of Allâh. In fact,
the Jews deserved that severe punitive action for the ugly treachery they had harboured against
Islam, and the large arsenal they have amassed and which consisted of one thousand and five
hundred swords, two thousand spears, three hundred armours and five hundred shields, all of which
went into the hands of the Muslims. Trenches were dug in the bazaar of Madinah and a number of
Jews between six and seven hundred were beheaded therein. Hot beds of intrigue and treachery
were thus exterminated once and for all.
Huyai, a chief criminal of war, a devil of Bani Nadir and Safiyah’s father, had joined the ranks of
Banu Quraiza when Quraish and Ghatfan defected, was admitted into the audience of the P rophet
(Peace be upon him) with his hands tied to his neck with a rope. In audacious defiance, he declared
obstinate enmity to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) but admitted that Allâh’s Will was to be
fulfilled and added that he was resigned to his fate. He was ordered to sit down, and was beheaded
on the spot.
Only one woman of the Jews was killed because she had killed a Muslim warrior by flinging a
grinding stone upon him. A few elements of the enemy embraced Islam and their lives, wealth and
children were spared. As for the spoils of the war, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) divided them,
after putting a fifth aside, in accordance with Allâh’s injunctions. Three shares went to the horseman
and one to the infantry fighter. Women captives were sent to Najd to be bartered with horses and
weaponry. For himself, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) selected Rehana bint ‘Amr bin Khanaqah,
manumitted and married her in the year 6 Hijri. She died shortly after the farewell pilgrimage and
was buried in Al-Baqi‘..
After the war with Banu Quraiza had been settled and they had been defeated, Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh’s
wish was gratified and he gave his last breath. In response to his supplication ‘Aishah (May Allah be
pleased with her) narrated, Sa‘d’s wounds began to bleed from the front part of his neck while he
was in his tent which the Prophet (Peace be upon him) had pitched for him in the mosque so that he
would be in close proximity in order to inquire about and watch his well-being closely. The people
were not scared except w hen the blood flowed towards them, and in the Mosque along with Sa‘d’s
tent, there was the tent of Banu Ghifar. They said: O people of the tent, what is it that is coming to
us from you? Lo! it was Sa‘d’s wound that was bleeding and he died thereon.
Jabir narrated that the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) had said: “The Throne of the
Compassionate shook for the death of Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh. ” When his bier was carried, At-Tirmidhi
said: The hypocrites alleged it was too light. The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) retorted:
“The angels are carrying him.”
In the process of the sieze laid to Banu Quraiza, one man of the Muslims, Khallad bin Suwaid was
killed when a women of the Jews dropped the grinding stone on him, and another, Abu Sinan bin
Mihsan, the brother of ‘Ukasha, died.
Abu Lubaba stayed tied for six nights. His wife used to untie him at prayer times and then he tied
himself again to the pole. One early morning, Allâh the All-Forgiving revealed a verse to the
Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) to the effect that Allâh had turned to Abu Lubaba with
forgiveness. The Muslims rushed to release him but he insisted that the Messenger of Allâh (Peace
be upon him) himself do it. And this was done shortly before the morning prayer.
took place in the month of Dhul Qa‘dah in the year five Hijri, and the siege of Banu
Quraiza’s forts lasted for 25 days. The Chapter of Confederates was revealed containing Allâh’s
Words concerning the basic issues relating to the believers and hypocrites during the battle of the
Confederates, and the consequences of the treachery and breaching of covenants by the Jews.
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