Sheikh Atabek Nasafi.One of the foremost scholars in England.
In my experience, this question is very poorly answered by Muslim apologists (with the exception of people like Shabir Ally). What makes this all the more unacceptable is that it is a complete straw man allegation against Islam. See for yourself.
The accusation that the tribe of Banu Qurayza received ‘collective punishment’ by having all it’s adult males killed, has been so oft – repeated that even Muslims have started to believe it.
But what is the proof that all the males, even non-combatants, were in fact killed?
As you will see, this is merely a fantasy of both Islamophobes and ignorant Muslims…
That’s what happens when you let dumb people with a political agenda run the Dawah…This guy is a traditionalist scholar, he doesn’t care one way or the other, and even HE doesn’t think they were all killed, so I don’t know what the hell Muslim ‘scholars’ in the English speaking world were smoking when they insist that they were…