After Bani Qurayzah surrendered, the punishment for their betrayal had to be decided.
This lecture covers:
- The penalty set by Bani Qurayzah's pre-Islamic ally, Sa'd ibn Mu'adh, and Prophet Muhammad's reaction to it
- Why the punishment was so harsh
- How even Bani Qurayzah's tribal custom at the time was to treat treachery with a similar punishment
- Rebutting claims that the punishment was driven by anti-semitism
Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=594.
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