An-Na’zir

Posted on 06/28/2012 by marina

AN-NA’ZIR النضير
A Jewish tribe residing in the vicinity of al-Madinah, and known as the Bani ‘n-Nazir, or Nadhir. They are celebrated in Muslim history, as having accepted the Prophet’s mission after the battle of Badr. but when he met with reverses at Uhud they forsook him, but they were afterwards defeated by the Prophet and exiled, some to Khaibar, and some to Hira. They were the occasion of the LIXth Surah of the Qur’an, known, as the Suratu ‘l-Hashr, or “Chapter of Emigration.” (See al-Baziawi in loco.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam