Saturday, 17 April 2010

The story of Safiyah, the Jewish wife of Muhammad, the inventor of Islam

Safiyah's story

First we will read the story of Safiyah from Islamic sources and then we will compare it with the reality of facts, as well as human nature and the customs of the people in those days. I will "highlight" the parts to be discussed below.

The Islamic version:

Safiyah Bint Huyeiy Ibn Akhtab was one of the wives of Prophet Mohamed. She was the daughter of Huyeiy Ibn Akhtab, the chief of the Banu Nadir tribe, who were all expelled from Madinah in 4 AH after plotting to kill the Messenger of Allah . She was known for her extreme beauty. She did not only love Prophet Mohamed deeply, but also greatly respected him as Allah's Messenger. (We will see why this is a lie shortly, below.) She was intelligent, learned and gentle. In fact, gentleness and patience were her dominant qualities. She had many good moral qualities.

She was married to Kinana ibn al-Rabi'a just before the Muslims attacked Khaibar. She was then seventeen. She had formerly been the wife of Sallam ibn Mishkam, who divorced her.

She married Prophet Mohamed 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 was Khaybar.

After the battle of Khaybar in which the Muslims defeated the Jews, two women were brought before Prophet Mohamed by Bilal. They had passed by those who had been killed in the battle. One of the two women was shrieking and screaming, and rubbing dust in her hair, while the other was mute with shock. (They were shocked because of the GENOCIDE Muhammad commited against their people. Jewish people)

The who was mute with shock was Safiyah, the other one was her cousin. Prophet Mohamed asked someone to look after the woman who was screaming and then took off his cloak and placed it over the shoulders of Safiyah, 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. (This is a commentary and it does not reflect the reality of the situation)

After doing this Prophet Mohamed turned to Bilal and said:

"Bilal, has Allah plucked mercy from your heart that you let these two women pass by those of their men folk who have been killed?" (Muhammad intended to hide these killings from these women)

This was considered a severe reprimand, for the Messenger of Allah , who rarely criticized the behaviour of those who served him.

Like Um Habiba, Safiyah 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 Prophet Mohamed. (Note that Safiyah was NOT a slave previous to Muhammad invading her city. )

Even thought her father had previously planned to assassinate Mohamed 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 Prophet Mohamed 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. (Yeah, his compassion was shown by the WAR he waged in Khyber, that resulted in mass genocide. Very compassionate indeed!)

Prophet Mohamed then invited Safiyah to embrace Islam, which she did, and after having given her her freedom, he married her. (He forced her to convert. This is the truth. She despised Islam. She despised Muhammad and after seeing such carnage, she had no choice but to save her own life by accepting to marry this old murderer. Poor girl!!)

Safiyah had requested the Prophet to wait till he had gone a stage away from Khaibar.

"Why?" asked the Prophet.

"I was afraid for you on account of the Jews who still happened to be near at Khaibar!"

(Note how Muhammad wanted to have intercourse with Safiyah immediately after he killled her whole family! But she gave him an excuse. Poor girl!! She lied to him pretending she cared for him. She was indeed intelligent!)

Many people wondered how could Safiyah embrace Islam and marry Prophet Mohamed when her father had been his bitter enemy, and when bloody battles had taken place between the Jews and the Muslims. (And they are still wondering now. We know she had no choice and did it to save her own life!)

The answer may be found in what she has related of her early life as the daughter of the chief of the Banu Nadir. She said:

"I was my father and my uncle Yasir’s favorite. They could never see me with one of their children without picking me up. When the Messenger of Allah came to Madinah, my father and my uncle went to see him. It was very early in the morning and between dawn and sunrise. They did not return until the sun was setting. They came back worn out and depressed, walking with slow, heavy steps. I smiled to them as I always did, but neither of them took any notice of me because they were so miserable. I heared Abu Yasir ask my father:

'Is it him?' (Meaning, Muhammad the one who destroyed already Medinah and Mecca)

'Yes, it is.'

'Can you recognize him? Can you verify it?'

'Yes, I can recognize him too well.'

'What do you feel towards him?'

'Enmity, enmity as long as I live.' (Note that this is what they felt for this murderer)

The significance of this conversation is evident when we recall that in the Torah of the Jews, it was written that a Prophet would come who would lead those who followed him to victory. (This is a lie, because there is NO SUCH THING in the TORAH of the Jews. The Torah does NOT mention Muhammad, nor it alludes to him in any way. Anyone is free to check it for themselves) Indeed before the Prophet Mohammed came to Madinah, the Jews used to threaten the idol worshippers of Yathrib, as it was then called, that when the next Prophet comes to the believers, they will exterminate them, just as the Jews had exterminated other tribes who refused to worship God in the past.

(The Jews did NOT threaten any of the pagans of Yathrib, i.e. Medinah's ancient name, in fact, they allied themselves with the pagans to fight Muhammad. Furthermore, the Jews did not exterminate anyone just for their beliefs, but there were wars that were waged accross the ancient world, and they were fully supported by reasons and not free and unjustified hate)

Just as the Prophet Jesus, who had been clearly described in the Torah been rejected by many of the Jews when he actually came - the next and last Prophet was accurately described in the Torah, which also contained signs by which the Jews could easily recognize him. (Again, this is a lie. Jesus was NOT described in the Torah, nor was Muhammad. There is absolutely nothing that alludes to Muhammad in the Torah. )

Thus Ka'b al-Ahbar, one of the Jews of that time who embraced Islam, relates that this Prophet is described in the Torah as follows:

'My slave, Ahmad, the Chosen, born in Makkah, who will emigrate to Madinah (or he said Tayyiba - another name given to Yathrib); his community will be those who praise Allah in every state.' (Obviously, there is NO SUCH THING written in the Torah)

And Amr ibn al-Aas said that it also says in the Torah:

”O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a bringer of good news and a Warner and a refuge for the illiterate. You are My slave and My messenger. I have called you the one on whom people rely, one who is neither coarse nor vulgar, and who neither shouts in the markets nor repays evil with evil, but rather pardons and forgives. Allah will not take him back to Himself until he has straightened out the crooked community and they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.’ Through him, blind eyes, deaf ears and covered hearts will be opened.” (Again, not even this was mentioned in the Torah. And muslims also FAIL to give us references for the verses that say that. Obviously because there is none)

It was according to these descriptions in the Torah, that the most learned rabbi of the Jews, Abdullah ibn Salam, had embraced Islam on seeing Mohammed and it was because of these descriptions that Huyeiy ibn Akhtal was also able to recognize him. (This is a load of rubbish. Torah does not mention Muhammad or describes him. And those words above are not in the Torah. People are welcome to buy one and read it for themselves)

Although Safiyah was Huyeiy's daughter, she had a pure heart and had always wanted to worship her Creator and Lord, the One who had sent Moses, to whom she was related, and Jesus, and finally Mohamed, may Allah be pleased with all of them. (Moses yes, Jesus may be... more than likely NO, because Jews do not accept Jesus, but Muhammad, certainly NOT)

Thus as soon as she got the opportunity, she did not only follow the last Prophet, but also married him. (Funny how muslims TRY to justify the unjustifiable and provide excuses for his murderous acts and Safiyah's desperate actions! Only a fool cannot see through this!)

Although Safiyah had in Prophet Mohamed a most kind and considerate husband, she was not always favorably accepted by some of his other wives, especially when she had first joined the Prophet's household. (Favourable husband? One who kills her WHOLE FAMILY, her WHOLE tribe and forces her to have intercourse with him on that very same night, is to be considered a CONSIDERATE husband?)

It is related by Anas that on one occasion, Prophet Mohamed found Safiyah weeping. When he asked her what the matter was, she replied that she heard that Hafsahh had disparagingly described her as 'the daughter of a Jew'.

The Prophet consoled her. He encouraged her. He equipped her with logic by saying to her: "You are certainly the daughter of a Prophet Harun, and certainly your uncle was a Prophet Musa, and you are certainly the wife of a Prophet Mohammed, so what is there in that to be scornful towards you?" (Oh, isn't this hillarious? He equipped her with LOGIC! Muhammad was no prophet, that is for sure.)

Then he said to Hafsah, "O Hafsah, fear Allah!"

Safiyah and Zainab bint Jahsh once accompanied the Prophet on a journey, when Safiyah's camel went lame. Zainab had an extra camel and the Prophet asked her if she would give it to Safiyah. Zainab retorted, "Should I give to that Jewess!" The Prophet turned away from her in anger and would not have anything to do with her for two months to show his disapproval of what she had said. (So? Muhammad had also been married to Khadija, who was a JEWESS).

Three years later, when Prophet Mohamed was in his final illness, Safiyah felt deep and sincere sadness for him. She said: "O Messenger of Allah, I wish it was I who was suffering instead of you." (These words were surely ADDED to the Hadith, for Safiyah hated Muhammad with all her heart for what he had done to her and her people. And this poor girl had to endure sharing the same bed as this decrepit old paedophile and murderer. I don't think anyone can understand this girl's pain.)

Some of the wives winked at each other, which made the Prophet angry, and he exclaimed: "By Allah, she spoke the truth!" (Even his wives KNEW Safiyah was lying. Amusing indeed. They all knew Safiyah HATED him, only HE did not know. A delusional fool he was indeed!)

Safiyah also faced some difficulties after the death of Prophet Mohamed.

On one occasion a slave girl she owned went to the Amir al Muminin Omar and said: "Amir al Muminin! Safiyah loves the Sabbath and maintains ties with the Jews!" (Of course, she was Jewish!) Omar asked Safiyah about that and she said: "I have not loved the Sabbath since Allah replaced it with Friday for me, and I only maintain ties with those Jews to whom I am related by kinship." (Poor Safiyah, again she had to LIE to save her skin) She asked her slave girl what had possessed her to carry lies to Omar and the girl replied, "Shaytan!" Safiyah said, "Go, you are free."(Safiyah sacked her gossiper slave. Good. This slave talked too much)

Safiyah lived with Prophet Mohamed for about four years, She was only twenty-one when he died, and lived as a widow for the next thirty-nine years, dying in 50 AH, at the age of sixty and was buried in al Baqi cemetery. She left property worth one hundred thousand dirhams leaving one-third for her nephew, and the rest was given in charity.

Here we can see how poor safiyah was treated by the lustful muhammad.


1. The war in Khyber lasted 3 days.

2. Safiyah was Jewish

3. When Muhammad met Safiyah, she was MUTE WITH SHOCK (at the carnage he did in her village) and the other girl who was with her, was pouring DUST over her head (A Jewish custom of mourning).

4. Safiyah was married to Muhammad on the 3rd day of the war in Khyber.

5. Abu Ayyub was FEARFUL for the life of Muhammad as he was left ALONE in a tent with Safiyah (while trying to have intercourse with her), even before leaving Khyber.

Based on these above facts we can see that Safiyah had only 3 days to convert to ISLAM.

Take into consideration that she had just witnessed her whole village being murdered by the prophet of Islam. She was MUTE WITH SHOCK.

This does not look like a 17 years old girl who was madly in love with a 56 years old man, and who would marry him straight away for love.

Who can convert to Islam in 3 days? Has anyone taken 3 days to convert to Islam? NO. so.. if someone has, it has to be forcefull. NO ONE learns Islam in 3 days!!!!

The reason Safiyah rejected the sexual advances of the 57-year-old Muhammad should be obvious to any objective person. I believe most women prefer to mourn than jump into bed with the killer of their father, husband and many relatives on the same day of their death. But the fact that the prophet of Allah could not contain his sexual urges for one day to let this young girl grieve, says a lot of his thinking and moral character. However as for the rest of the story we are not sure whether it is true or was fabricated by Muslim historians to wipe the impression of rape.

But this is all we have and to find the truth we have to rely on these biased documents written by Muslim historians. The story goes on to say that Abu Ayyub was concerned for the safety of the prophet because he (Muhammad) had killed Safiyah's father, husband and many of her relatives. This is logical. It is foolish to sleep with a woman after killing her loved ones. But Safiyah’s excuse for rejecting Muhammad’s advances towards her seems unreasonable. When Muhammad took this young girl into his tent, he had already killed many Jews and was winning the war. If there were any Jews left, they probably were more worried for their own lives than Safiyah’s chastity.

Also she was already in the tent alone with Muhammad, how the Jews would have known if they were engaged in sex or not? I wonder what other excuse could she make to a man who was the murderer of her father, husband and many of her relatives to let her alone at least that night?

“The next day a Walima (wedding-feast) was arranged on behalf of the Prophet… "

Note that the historian is saying that the wedding took place one day after the prophet got private with Safiyah and made his moves to have sex with her. This presented no problem for the prophet as he had his Allah reveal a verse saying it is okay to sleep with women captured in war without marrying them even if they are married.

“And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess…” (Q. 4:24)

The above verse shows that the prophet did not believe that slaves have any right.

You could be a happily married woman living your own life, but if Muhammad and his devout followers attacked your town and captured you, you would lose all your rights, and while your husband was being killed or enslaved you would be given to a Muslim Mujahid who would rape you all with Allah’s blessings.

“The other wives of the Prophet showed their jealousy by making slights upon her Jewish origin. But the Prophet always defended her. Once Safiyah was vexed to the extreme by the taunts of all the Arab wives of the Prophet. She took the complaint to the Prophet, who felt great compassion for her. He consoled her. He encouraged her. He equipped her with logic. He said: "Safiyah, take courage and be bold. They are in no way superior to you. Tell them: I am a daughter of the Prophet Harun, a niece of the Prophet Musa, and a wife of the Prophet Muhammad".

When she was brought along with other prisoners-of-war, the Prophet said to her, "Safiyah, your father always maintained enmity with me until Allah made the final decision." She said, "But Allah does not catch one for the sins of another." (Here we can clearly see that even Safiyah knew more about G-d than Muhammad, this so-called prophet. She was RIGHT. G-d does NOT catch one for the sins of another. But Muhammad FAILED to understand this. Why? Because he was NOT acting for Allah. He was acting for HIMSELF)

This of course contradicts Muhammad’s own behavior who annihilated the entire Bani Qainuqa with the pretext that few of them had killed a Muslim in retaliation. That is despite the verse that says "Namely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another" (Q. 53:38) Also it was not Allah who made the final decision. (It was MUHAMMAD himself)

Safiyah's father was killed by Muhammad's men not by Allah. This would be the same as Hitler claiming that G-d killed all the Jews in the holocaust. If G-d wanted to kill all those people that Muhammad and his army killed He could have done it on his own. G-d needs no mercenaries to do his will.

“The Prophet then gave her the choice of joining her people after freedom or accepting Islam and coming into a matrimonial relationship with him”

(Remember.. her people were DEAD.
Another thing: As you could see above.. POLYGAMY generates JEALOUSY.
If Allah allowed such thing, he is more evil than the devil himself. Only an EVIL thing would encourage SINS into mankind's hearts.

We have to remember that Muhammad killed most of her people and banished the rest of them. So giving the choice to join her people is not much of a choice.)

“She was very intelligent and gentle and said, "O Allah's Messenger, I had hoped for Islam, and I confirmed you before your invitation. Now when I have the honour to be in your presence, I am given a choice between kufr and Islam I swear by Allah, that Allah and His Messenger is dearer to me than my own freedom and my joining with my people." (Tabaqat).

Was this confession, if true, sincere? Was she safe to speak out her mind? She was enslaved by a man who had exterminated her family and could do with her the same.

See the reference made to her "freedom". This shows clearly that she was not free. In fact she must have been very intelligent to fabricate those lies to save her own life.

“When Safiyah was married, she was very young, and according to one report she was hardly seventeen years old and was extremely beautiful. Once A'isha said a few sentences about her short stature, at which the Prophet said, "You have said a thing that if it were left in the sea, it would mix with it (and make its water dirty). " (Abu Dawud). She not only deeply loved the Prophet but also greatly respected him as Allah's Messenger, for she heard the conversations of her father and uncle after they went to Medinah. When the Prophet migrated to Medinah, they came to see him and find out whether he was the true Messenger of Allah spoken of in the Scriptures. When they got back and talked together that night, Safiyah was in her bed listening to them. One of them said, "What do you think about him?" He replied, "He is the same Prophet foretold by our Scriptures." Then the other said, "What is to be done?" The reply came that they must oppose him with all their might.”

Is this story, narrated by Abu Dawud, credible?

How can two Jews recognize Muhammad as the prophet foretold by their scriptures and decide to oppose him with all their might?

It defies all logic. It takes a "deficient in intelligence" to believe in this nonsense. It is not clear whether Safiyah lied to conform and make her self accepted among her enemies or it is another fabrication of a zealot believer. Why would someone decide to oppose with all his might the one who he has found out to be the promised one of his own scriptures? But this is not all! Where in the Bible it says anything about Muhammad? How come Safiyah’s father and uncle could decipher their scriptures and find about Muhammad while for 1400 years all Muslim scholars have been unable to do it?

“So Safiyah was convinced of the truth of the Prophet. She spared no pain to look after him, care for him and provide every comfort that she could think of. This is evident since she came into his presence after the fall of Khaibar."

See how the writer contradicts himself in one page? Just a few lines above we read that she was captured and was taken to Muhammad as a prisoner. She didn’t come on her own. She was taken to the prophet because she was young and the prettiest of other women captured.

“The Prophet had a slight grievance against her for she had refused when the Prophet wanted to have privacy with her at the previous stage (of the journey). At the next halt, the Prophet had privacy with her and spent all night with her. When she was asked by Umm Sulaim, "What did you see in Allah's Messenger?" She said he was very pleased with her and did not sleep at all but was talking to her all night. He had asked her, 'Why did you refuse at the first stage when I desired privacy with you?' She had said, 'I was afraid for you because of the nearness of the Jews. "'This thing further increased my merit in his eyes." (Tabaqat).

Bukhari also has recorded some Hadithes telling the invasion of Kheibar and how Muhammad met Safiyah.

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz:

Anas said, 'When Allah's Apostle invaded Khaibar, we offered the Fajr prayer there yearly in the morning) when it was still dark. The Prophet rode and Abu Talha rode too and I was riding behind Abu Talha. The Prophet passed through the lane of Khaibar quickly and my knee was touching the thigh of the Prophet . He uncovered his thigh and I saw the whiteness of the thigh of the Prophet. When he entered the town, he said, 'Allahu Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach near a (hostile) nation (to fight) then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned.' He repeated this thrice. The people came out for their jobs and some of them said, 'Muhammad (has come).' (Some of our companions added, "With his army.") We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, 'O Allah's Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.' The Prophet said, 'Go and take any slave girl.' He took Safiya bint Huyai. A man came to the Prophet and said, 'O Allah's Apostles! You gave Safiya bint Huyai to Dihya and she is the chief mistress of the tribes of Quraiza and An-Nadir and she befits none but you.' So the Prophet said, 'Bring him along with her.' So Dihya came with her and when the Prophet saw her, he said to Dihya, 'Take any slave girl other than her from the captives.' Anas added: The Prophet then manumitted her and married her."

Thabit asked Anas, "O Abu Hamza! What did the Prophet pay her (as Mahr)?" He said, "Her self was her Mahr for he manumitted her and then married her." Anas added, "While on the way, Um Sulaim dressed her for marriage (ceremony) and at night she sent her as a bride to the Prophet . (Sahih Bukhari 1.367)

Mahr or dowry is a money that a bride receives from her husband when he marries her. Muhammad did not pay Safiyah her Mahr because he had to pay it to himself for manumitting her. Of course the irony is that he did not buy her but enslaved her by raiding her town. This story is significant because it gives us an insight into the moral and ethical values of the Prophet of G-d (Peace be upon his immaculate soul)

Our modern sensibility makes us cringe with stories like this, yet amazingly Muhammad taught that he is going to receive two rewards by marrying Safiyah. One for manumitting someone whom no one but himself had enslaved and the other for marrying the prettiest girl who was 40 years younger.

Abu Musa reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said about one who emancipated a slave woman, and then married her, that for him there are two rewards. (Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3327)

Also in another part:

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, "Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned." Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her 'Mahr'. (Sahih Bukhari V.5 B.59 N.512)

So from all this, one can easily see the LACK of character of this so-called prophet of G-d.
He was no prophet. He was a murderer, an Arab marauder, and a paedophile with no respect for women or their feelings.


arshad said...

The plain reading of Muhammad's marriage to Safiyah as recounted by Muslim them self is sickening. What a disgraceful conduct on the part of Muhammad and how shameless Muslim scholars are in justifying it. A 17 year old girl accepting Islam and falling in love with a 60years old haggard Muhammad just after he killed her entire family is highly implausible.

Anonymous said...

It seems that so many in the world today seek to spread hatred. This post is full of it. I must question the accuracy of anything written with such guile.

Anonymous said...

The writer gave references to the Hadiths. Check it for yourself.

Anonymous said...

The way comments are written in favour of Safiya and against Prophet Muhammad itself show it’s one sided story concocted without any evidence . Dialogues are mentioned as it was a film of yesterday. Come off it . You guys don’t see that a book like Quran couldn’t be written by a human 1400 years ago . You can shout and cry but the fact is that Jews were conspiring and went against treaty that’s why Khaybar happened. There was no massacre after Khaybar fell . Ali killed Marhab yes that’s true . Don’t lie to yourselves .

Anonymous said...

Hadith were written 400 yrs after prophet passed away . Many are forged by kings of their times .

Anonymous said...

You have fallen into a movie story man . At least use logic before buying into it .