The Muslims captured Safiyya bint Huyayy during the fight in Khaybar. She belonged to Jewish parents and she was only 17 when she was captured.
Safiyya bint Huyayy’s Father was chief of the Jewish tribe known as Banu Nadir, in Madinah. The Banu Nadir tribe was expelled from Madinah and they took refuge in the nearby oasis called Khaybar. She married Kinana ibn al-Rabi at the age of seventeen. She saw a dream, which was a clear sign that she will be a big name and have place in the hearts of Muslims by marrying the Holy Prophet Sallaha Alayhi Wasalam. Her husband upon knowing the prediction of her dream struck her beautiful face in anger, which left a mark forever.
In the aftermath of successful victory of Khaybar, she was among the female captives. She was proposed by the Prophet Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam and embraced Islam. They were married and then returned to Medina.
Safiyya bint Huyayy played an important role in the history of Islam and she was an influential political figure. She died during the reign of Ameer Muawiyah and left land, dirhams and goods, which were distributed, according to her will. She was laid to rest in the Jannat al-Baqi. She lived like a queen and proved her knowledge and skills so many times. She helped Caliph Umar R.A. during the times he was in trouble. She bore no child of her own but she dedicated much of her belongings to her beloved nephew, her sister’s son.