Narated By N/A : Sahl b. Abi Hathmah and some senior men of the tribe told that ‘Abd Allah b. Abi Sahl and Muhayyasah came to Khaibar on account of the calamity (i.e. famine) that befell them. Muhayyasah came and told that ‘Abd Allah b. Sahl had been killed and thrown in a well or a stream. He then came to the Jews and said: I swear by Allah, you have killed him. They said: We swear by Allah, we have not kill-ed him. He then proceeded and came to his tribe and mentioned this to them. Then he, his brother Huwayyasah, who was older than him, and ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Sahl came forward (to the Prophet). Muhayyasah began to speak. It was he who was at Khaibar. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) then said to him: Let the eldest (speak), let the eldest (speak), meaning age. So Huwayyasah spoke, and after him Mubayyasah spoke. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) then said: They should either pay the bloodwit for your friend or they should be prepared for war. So the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) wrote to them about it. They wrote (in reply): We swear by Allah, we have not killed him. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be Upon him) then said to Huwayyasah, Muhayyasah and ‘Abd al-Rahman: Will you take an oath and thus have the claim to the blood of your friend? They said: No. He (the Prophet) said: The Jews will then take an oath. They said: They are not Muslims. Then the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) himself paid the bloodwit. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) then sent on one hundred she-camels and they were entered in their house. Sahl said: A red she-camel of them gave me a kick.
Chapter : Taking oaths by the people of a locality regarding a murder therein.