Shocking stories of kidnap, rape and slavery

Muhammad's Wives in the Books of al-Sira and other hadiths
the most respected and venerated chronicles of the life of Muhammad

These incredible narrations come from authentic muslim scriptures and websites, they are from the lives of the wives of Muhammad and they are narrated by Islamic historians with pride for the actions of their prophet little realising or understanding that rape, kidnap and slavery are definitely not God's commandments. Of course some could say that slavery, rape and kidnap was practiced by most armies in old times, however here we are dealing with the actions of a prophet who claimed that all his actions were inspired by God!

In this first story you will see how Muhammad killed all the family of Safiyya Bint Huyay and then took her as one of his wives and then he forced himself on her on the the very same day inspite of her refusals. Many verses in the quran also exhalt slave taking as booty of war, see links to black slavery. A fifth of all the slaves and booty belonged to the prophet and he had first choice too!

8.041 And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire , a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger.

The manner in which Muhammad acquired Safiyya has been narrated in many holy hadiths, like in the bukhari which is the most important and venerated of all hadiths therefore it is a well chronicled and documented event: Anyone who disbelives these accounts can double check them as the full references have been given as to their origins.

Safiya bint Huyai/Huyayy was a captive Mohammed owned after slaughtering her father, brother, husband and the men at Khaibar, according to Bukhari vol.2 book 14 ch.5 no.68 p.35; vol.4 book 52 ch.74 no.143 p.92; vol.4 book 52 ch.168 no.280 p.175 and al-Tabari vol.39 p.185.

"When we reached Khaybar, Muhammad said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him. Her husband had been killed, so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over and he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, and forcing her to wear the veil.'"

Kinana, their chief, was tortured by Mohammed by lighting fire on his chest to find whereabouts of his treasury (Ishaq pge 515). Later he was beheaded. 17 year old Safia was his beautiful wife with whom Mohammed slept the same night.


Bukhari Book 008, Number 3329:
Anas,(Allah be pleased with him) reported: Safiyya (Allah be pleased with her) fell to the lot of Dihya in the spoils of war, and they praised her in the presence of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: We have not seen the like of her among the captives of war. He sent (a messenger) to Dihya and he gave him whatever he demanded (he was given two young cousins of Safia in lieu of Safia by the prophet).

Ishaq. Page 766:
Abu Ayyub al-Ansari guarded the tent of the Prophet the whole nigh (after Kaybar raid). When, in the early dawn, the Prophet saw Abu Ayyub strolling up and down, he asked him what he meant by this sentry-go; he replied: "I was afraid for you with this young lady (in your bed). You had killed her father, her husband and many of her relatives, and till recently she was an unbeliever. I was really afraid for you on her account". The Prophet prayed for Abu Ayyub al-Ansari.

The full story from the books of Al-Sira

Safiyya Bint Huyay

"When the Messenger of God raided Khaibar, and God gave him their possessions as booty, he took away Safiyya Bint Huyay and one of her cousins from al-Qumus, and ordered Bilal to carry them to his own camel. [The Messenger of God had a choice of every booty and Safiyya was one of those who were chosen in the battle with Khaibar.] The Prophet offered her freedom if she chose God and His Messenger, so she surrendered [adopted Islam], was freed by him, was married to him, and her dowry was her freedom.
( comment: can you immagine this poor woman refusing the offer of marriage of a victorious leader and supreme commander of the muslim armies! This is an offer you cannot refuse! )
He saw in her face, near her eyes, a green scar, and asked, 'What is this?' She answered, 'O Messenger of God, I saw in a dream a moon from Yathrib that fell in my lap, and I related this to Kinana, my husband. He said, "You like to be under that king who hails from Yathrib, don't you?" He hit me on the face, and I started to count my legal period.' The Messenger of God had not left Khaibar till she was cleansed of her menses. The Messenger of God went out of Khaibar before he consummated the marriage with her. When the camel was brought near the Messenger of God to go out, he put out his leg for Safiyya so that she could put her feet on his thigh, but she REFUSED and rather put her knee on his thigh. The Messenger of God covered her, carried her behind him, put his raiment upon her back and face and then pulled it tightly under her legs and took her as one of his wives. When he reached a house called Tabar, six miles away from Khaibar, he turned to it wanting to consummate the marriage with her.
( Mo could not wait! ) Nevertheless, SHE REFUSED, even though he was eager. On coming to al-Sahba´, which is four leagues away from Khaibar, the Messenger of God said to Umm Salim, 'You must tend your friend and comb her.' The Messenger of God wanted to consummate the marriage with her there. Umm Salim said, 'But we have neither tent nor pavilion.' So she took two covers or raiments, hung them to a tree, combed her and perfumed her there. Umm Sinan al-Aslamiyya said, 'I attended the wedding ceremony of the Messenger of God and Safiyya; we combed and perfumed her. She was the sort of woman who looks brilliant when she is adorned. I have not found a better smelling ointment than that night. Before we were aware of it, we heard someone saying, "The Messenger of God is consummating the marriage with his wife; we have plucked the hair over her under a doom palm." The Messenger of God went forward to her, and she stood up to meet him [we had told her to do so], we went out and left them together, and the Messenger of God consummated the marriage with her there and spent the whole night with her. We passed by her in the morning when she was about to wash. We took her along till we were hidden from the soldiers. She did what she needed to do and washed herself. I asked her about what she saw in the Messenger of God, and she told me that he was so pleased with her that he did not sleep the night, but kept on talking to her and said to her, "Why did you do that when I wanted to enter upon you [marry you] in the first house?" She answered, "I feared for you because the Jews were near." This endeared her more to the Messenger of God.' When the morning came he held a banquet for her there. The banquet consisted of nothing else but pressed dates and the only bowls they had were animal skins. The people there and they all went on their journey till they reached al-Qasiba which was 16 miles away."(55)

Abu Huraira narrated: While the Messenger of God was consummating the marriage with Safiyya, Abu Ayyub spent the night at the door of the Prophet. When the Messenger of God woke up and he said, "Allahu akbar," there was a sword with Abu Ayyub. Abu Ayyub said, "O Messenger of God, she was a newly married woman, and you killed her father, brother, and husband, so I did not feel secure about you with her." The Messenger of God laughed and said, "It all went well."(56)

Rayhana Bint Zaid:

`Umar Ibn al-Hakam narrated: "The Messenger of God freed Rayhana Bint Zaid Ibn`Amr Ibn Khunaqa. She had been married to a loving and honouring husband. She said, 'I shall never have a husband after him.' She was beautiful. When Banu Quraiza were taken captive, the booty was shown to the Messenger of God, and she was among the captives that were shown him so he commanded her to be set aside. He used to have a choice from each booty. She herself narrated, 'When I was set aside, he chose me and sent me to the house of Umm al-Mundsir Bint Qais for some days till he had the captives killed and the spoils distributed. Then the Messenger of God entered upon me, and when I was too shy to meet him, he called me and sat me between his hands. He said, "If you choose God and His Messenger, the Messenger of God will choose you for himself." I said, "I choose God and His Messenger." So when I surrendered, he freed me, married me, and gave me twelve ounces [of gold] as a bridal gift as he would do with his wives. He consummated the marriage with me in the house of Umm al-Mundsir, and he used to distribute for me as he did all his wives, and commanded me to be veiled.' The Messenger of God was fond of her and he granted her all she asked for. She was told, 'Had you asked the Messenger of God for Banu Quraiza, he would have freed them.' She answered, 'He reclined with me after he had already distributed the booty.' He reclined with her frequently and she remained with him till she died. He buried her in al-Baqi`. He married her in Muharram, six years after the Migration."(57)

The story of Safya is again confirmed by the most revered of Hadiths Al Bukhari

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 143:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said to Abu Talha, "Choose one of your boy servants to serve me in my expedition to Khaibar." So, Abu Talha took me letting me ride behind him while I was a boy nearing the age of puberty. I used to serve Allah's Apostle when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, "O Allah! I seek refuge with You from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men." Then we reached Khaibar; and when Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had been killed while she was a bride. So Allah's Apostle selected her for himself and took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad-AsSahba,' where her menses were over and he took her for his wife. Haris (a kind of dish) was served on a small leather sheet. Then Allah's Apostle told me to call those who were around me. So, that was the marriage banquet of Allah's Apostle and Safiya.