After one successful battle, Muhammad tells his men, “Go and take any slave girl.” He took one for himself
also. After the notorious massacre of the Jewish Qurayzah tribe, he did it again. According to his earliest biographer,
Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad “went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then
he sent for [the men of Banu Qurayza] and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches.”
After killing “600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900,” the Prophet of Islam took
one of the widows he had just made, Rayhana bint Amr, as another concubine.