Seerah – 68 The Battle Of Khaybar Part 1

Yasir Qadhi

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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi now moves on to the next major pre – emptive battle which resulted in the expulsion of the jews from the city of Madinah finally. He begins by giving a quick recap on the way they reached Arabia, their origins, the events that transpired and much more.

The first tribe to be expelled was the Banu Qaynuqa followed by Banu Nadheer and then Banu Quraydha. The final tribe was executed for treason as has been elaborated upon in previous lectures. The first two tribes moved to Khaybar and began making their existence there. Their leaders were  Huyayy ibn Akhtab and Salam ibn Abul Huqayq who were clear and hostile enemies of the Muslims in Madinah. They were the sole Jew troublemakers and threat for the Muslims and needed to be dealt with .

So the Prophet ﷺ gathered an army of 1700 men and marched towards Khaybar in the month of Muharram. After a long fight against the people of Khaybar, the Prophet ﷺ hands over the flag to Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA to take charge and do not return until they have testified that Allah is the One and only Lord and Muhammad ﷺ is His Messenger SAW. Otherwise, they will cease to be protected from the Muslims.

Ali RA killed Mirhab and claimed the biggest victory for the Muslims,after claiming the fortress of Na’im and As Sa’ab. With the defeat of the castle of Zubair, the Muslims proclaimed victory on one half of Khaybar. The other half of Khaybar constituted 9 mini battles and was certainly not a walk in the park for the Muslims.

Eventually, victory was achieved and so as a safety net, the people of Khaybar struck a deal which was lucrative to the Muslims. What was the deal? Listen intently and be mesmerised by the unique ways in which Allah’s Qadr works.

As a result of the battle of Khaybar, the Quraysh were now even more vulnerable and felt demoralised. The people of the land of Fadak also agreed to the exact same conditions as the people of Khaybar and hence, without even stepping foot there, Allah gifted the land of Fadak to the Prophet ﷺ from which he managed the expenses of his family.

Khaybar was without an iota of doubt,  the greatest conquest seen in the seerah of the Prophet ﷺ as it resulted in a huge amount of Ghanima – land, sheep, goats,food, armour, weapons and much more.

 

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