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Among the people who turned against the Muslims at a very sensitive time in the Battle of the Trench was a tribe called the Bani Qurayzah. This is in spite of the fact that they had pledged allegiance to the Muslims that they will fight with them and also join them in protecting Madina Shareef. They not only broke their promise but they also tried to attack the Muslims from within.
It is reported that the Muslim females were placed in a fort which belonged to Hadrat Sayyiduna Hassaan bin Thabit – may Allah be pleased with him. Among the blessed females in this fort was also the blessed aunt of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, namely Hadrat Sayyidah Safiyah binte Abdul Mutallib – may Allah be pleased with him. Besides, Hadrat Sayyiduna Hassaan bin Thabit – may Allah be pleased with him – there were no other Muslim males in this area.
Suddenly, a Jew tried to jump over the wall and attack the Muslim females when he was noticed by the brave Muslim female. She grabbed a pole of one of tents and attacked this person. Her attack was so furious that she actually killed this person. Ibn Katheer mentions that all the females were actually on the roof of this fort while Hadrat Sayyiduna Hassaan bin Thabit – may Allah be pleased with him – was patrolling the lower area. During one evening, the blessed lady informed the companion that there was someone who was trying to scale the wall. However, when he peered over the wall, he could not see anyone. Suddenly, this person appeared over the wall and the blessed lady attacked him so furiously with a pole that he fell over the wall. When the blessed companion saw what she had done, he was amazed at her strength and her bravery. She then asked him to go and inspect the body because being a female, she could not place her hands on this person. When the body was retrieved, it was found to be one of the Jews of Madina Shareef. His intention was to trouble the Muslim females so that the Muslim males would turn away their attention from protecting the boundaries of Madina Shareef. (As Seerah An Nabawi, ibn Hishaam)
Some idiots are of the opinion that Hadrat Sayyiduna Hassaan bin Thabit – may Allah be pleased with him – was not brave in battle hence he was given this duty. This is historically incorrect. After all, when we see the dangerous position in which he was in, it clearly proves that it needed a brave man to be at this position. (Ar Roud Al Anaf)