Banu Nadir


Banu Nadir (Arabic: بنو النضير various transliterations include Banu Nadeer) was one of the three largest jewish tribes in Madinah at the time of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ). The other two being Banu Qaynuqa and Banu Quraydhah, each having their own district and fortresses. The chief of Banu Nadir, Huyay ibn Akhtab, was staunch enemy of Islam, the muslims and the father of one of the Prophets (ﷺ) wives Saffiyah bint Huyay.[1]

Plot To Assassinate the Prophet (ﷺ)

During the month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal in the year 4 AH (August 625 CE) Banu Nadir conspired to assassinate the Prophet (ﷺ).[2]


  1. Jump up↑ Ali Qutb, Muhammad. “The Prophet’s Wives (Mothers of the Faithful): Safiyah bint Huyay Ibn Akhtab.” Nisāʼ ḥawla Al-Rasūl (Women Around the Messenger.) New Revised English Edition 2 ed. Riyadh: International Islamic Publishing House, 2008. 363. Print. pg.96
  2. Jump up↑ Safi-ur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri (2002), Al-Raheeq Al-Makhtum, The Sealed Nectar: Biography of the Noble Prophet, Revised Edition, Darussalam Publications, p. 348, ISBN 9960-899-55-1