al-Qamus Fort

al-Qamus (حصن القموص) was the name of one of the fortresses of al-Rabi ibn Abu al-Huqayq, Banu Qurayza situated near Khaybar. The fortress was attacked by Muslim forces and it fell to Muslim forces in 629/30 CE. It was after this event that Muhammad married Safiyyah bint Huyayy. Although traditionally it is believed to be the Qamus fort but there is no direct archaeological evidence.


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circa 629 CE

Forts of Khaybar

This probably is a modern structure, built on a basalt rock, Khaybar. Locally known as the "Mountain of Jews" the fortress of Qamous is situated on top of a high ridge in the Khaybar region of Saudi Arabia.

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