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If the earlier tribal relations had been in force, he would have certainly spared the Banu Qurayza.His fellow chiefs urged him to pardon these former allies, but he refused.Learning of their intention to defect and realizing the grave danger this posed, Muhammad initiated diplomatic efforts to keep the Banu Qurayza on his side. In the third week of the siege, the Banu Qurayza signaled their readiness to act against Muhammad, although they demanded that the Meccans provide them with hostages first, to ensure that they wouldn't be abandoned to face Muhammad alone. The Meccans, nearing exhaustion themselves, refused to give the Banu Qurayza any hostages.Not long after, cold, heavy rains set in, and the Meccans gave up the fight and marched home, to the horror and dismay of the Banu Qurayza.According to most sources, individuals from among these clans plotted to take his life at least twice, and once they came within a bite of poisoning him.
Contrary to expectation, his relations with several of the Jewish tribes in Medina were uneasy almost from the start.The rabbis posed three theological questions for the Meccans to ask Muhammad, asserting that they would know, by his answers, whether or not he spoke the truth.According to later reports, Muhammad replied to the rabbis' satisfaction, but the Meccans remained unconvinced.udaism was already well established in Medina two centuries before Muhammad's birth.Although influential, the Jews did not rule the oasis.