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Jewish Bride Taken By Prophet Muhammad (pboh)

by Oui Wed Apr 4th, 2018 at 08:37:34 AM EST

Just a reminder for the Jewish tribes of the Arabian peninsula ...

"Our country doesn't have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married  a Jewish woman. Not just a friend--he married her." [Source: Arabian Prince bin Salman interview with The Atlantic while traveling the New World - sightseeing new WTC building perhaps?]

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"Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews. We have problems like you would find anywhere in the world, among some people. But the normal sort of problems."

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In what context did the Prophet Muhammad take a young 17-year old Jewish bride? Her name is Safiyyah bint Huyayy Ibn Akhtab. She became widowed in the Battle of Khaybar. This is her story.

Safiyyah bint Huyayy, (may Allah be pleased with her) married the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in 7 AH, when the Prophet was sixty years old and she was seventeen years old. As in the case of Juwayriyya bint Harith, this marriage occurred after one of the Muslims' decisive battles, in this case, the battle of Khaybar.

After the battle of Khaybar in which the Muslims defeated the Jews, two women were brought before the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) by Bilal, the black mu'adhdhin of Medina whose beautifully piercing voice constantly called the Muslims to prayer right up until the Prophet's death- after which he could not bring himself to call the adhan anymore, until he was present at the surrender of Jerusalem to the khalif Umar in 17 AH. They had passed by those who had been killed in the fighting. One of the two women was shrieking and screaming, and rubbing dust in her hair, while the other was mute with shock.

The silent one was Safiyyah, the daughter of Huyayy ibn Akhtab, the chief of the Banu Nadir who had all been expelled from Medina in 4 AH after plotting to kill the Messenger of Allah by dropping a stone on his head as he sat talking with their leaders. The noisy one was Safiyyah's cousin. Safiyyah could trace her lineage directly back to Harun, the brother of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon them). The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) asked someone to look after the woman who was screaming and then took off his cloak and placed it over the shoulders of Safiyyah, whose husband had been killed in the battle. It was a gesture of pity, but from that moment she was to be honored and given great respect in the Muslim community. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) turned to Bilal and said, "Bilal, has Allah plucked mercy from your heart that you let these two women pass by those of their menfolk who have been killed?" This was considered a severe reprimand, for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) rarely criticized the behavior of those who served him. Anas ibn Malik, for example once said, "I served the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for eight years. He never once scolded me for something that I had done or for something that I had not done."

Like Umm Habiba, Safiyyah was the daughter of a great chief. The only person who could save her from becoming a slave after having enjoyed such a high position was the Prophet. Although her father had planned to assassinate Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) after the battle of Uhud, and had conspired with the Banu Qurayza to exterminate all the Muslims during the battle of al-Khandaq, it was characteristic of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that he did not bear any grudges. For those who did wrong, he felt pity rather than anger, and for those who had done no wrong, he had even greater compassion. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) invited Safiyyah to embrace Islam, which she did, and having given her, her freedom, he then married her.  

Of course this is the Islamic version of her story. In modern times of the 21st century, there are dozens more girls like Safiyyah taken away in battle by the Boko Haram and of course during the Great Civil War in Syria by the hordes (foreign jihadists) of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). In the period of 2011-2016 supported by Erdogan, Cameron and Barack Obama with leadership of Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.

Covering the act of medieval rape with roses ... colored red just as the blood that had flown from swords used in battle. And Prince bin Salman continues handshaking new military contracts hoping to spread wealth from Western nations into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Today under Israeli rule in Jerusalem, great right-wing politician Bibi Netanyahu besieged by charges of bribery, has a back door channel with the leaders of Saudi tribes to take revenge on the Persian nation. See Book of Esther. Donald Trump and  Theresa May are quite willing to profit from such an great alliance. America First!


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