In al-Madina al-Munawwara, the army of Islam was getting ready to advance
towards the strongholds of the Jewish Khaibar.
The Jews of Khaibar were always plotting to put out the light of Islam. They
were always encouraging the Arab tribes to invade Madina to destroy the new
Muslim State. So, our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household)
decided to uproot the danger of the Jews so that people would live in peace. The
Muslim forces reached the road that joined the tribes of Ghatfan and the
strongholds of Khaibar to surprise the enemy there. The number of the Muslim
Army amounted to one thousand and four-hundred fighters. Two hundred horse
riders were with them. The Muslim women took part in the battle, too. The
Muslims advanced towards the strongholds. At dawn, they surprised the Jews and
besieged them completely. Some Companions launched strong attacks against the
Jews. But they were in vain because the Jews faced them with a lot of arrows.
The Jews were sneering at our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and his
household) and his soldiers. So, the Prophet (peace be upon him and his
household) said: Tomorrow; I'll give the banner to a man. The man loves Allah
and his Apostle; Allah and His Apostle love him.
In the morning, some companions wished that the banner would be for them. But
our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) asked Ali, Ja'far's
brother. Ali shook the banner strongly and advanced towards the strongholds of
the Jews. When Ali killed Marhab, the hero of the Jews, they felt fear. Quickly,
the Muslims occupied the strongholds of Khaibar, one by one. Our Master Mohammad
(peace be upon him and his household) and the Muslims were filled with
happiness. So, they thanked Allah for the victory over their enemies. In the
meantime, the immigrants of Habasha headed by Ja'far bin Abu Talib arrived. Our
Master Mohammad's happiness doubled. So, he said with a bright smile on his
face: I don't know which event is more cheerful - Ja'far's coming or the
Conquest of Khaibar!
Our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) embraced his cousin
Ja'far and kissed his forehead and said: Certainly Ja'far and his friends
have two immigrations - an immigration to Habasha and an immigration to al-Madina