Rayhana Bint Zayd

About Rayhana Bint Zayd

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Rayhana Bint Zayd:

Rayhāna bint Zayd ibn amr was a Jewish woman from the Banu Qurayza tribe. Her relationship with Muhammad is disputed.

Rayhana was originally a member of the Banu Nadir tribe who married a man from the Banu Qurayza. After the Banu Qurayza were defeated by the armies of Muhammad in the Siege of the Banu Qurayza neighborhood, Rayhana was among those enslaved, while the men were executed for treason.

According to Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad took her as a maiden slave and offered her the status of becoming his wife if she accepted Islam, but she refused. According to his account, even though Rayhana is said to have later converted to Islam, she died as a slave.According to Marco Schöller, Rayhana either became the Prophet’s concubine or, was married to him and later divorced.

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