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A Divine Prophet Who Was Also A King, Scholar and Judge

Davoud (David) was among the great prophets of God among Bani Isra’il who was also a king, a judge and a learned scholar.

According to Rahyafte(the missionaries and converts website)Davoud (AS), who lived around the 10 century BC, was the son of Isha, a descendant of Judah, the son of Jacob (AS). He was born in a land between Egypt and the Levant and became one of the great prophets of Bani Isra’il.

After Talut, the commander of Bani Isra’il, promised that he would give half of his wealth and marry his daughter to anyone who can defeat Jalut, Davoud managed to kill Jalut by putting pebbles in his sling and aiming at him. Davoud also conquered Jerusalem (al-Quds) and made it the capital of the government of Bani Isra’il.

Davoud was simultaneously the prophet and the king of Bani Isra’il. This was the case for only a few of divine prophets.

The Quran mentions the name of Davoud 16 times, including in Surahs An-Naml, Al-Isra, Al-Anbiya, and Saad. According to these verses and also Hadiths, there have been different characteristics attributed to Davoud. Based on the verses of the Quran, Davoud knew the language of animals. God gave him power and knowledge and taught him what he wanted to learn, including how to make armors and how to judge among people.

He is also said to have prayed and worshipped God very much. Davoud also had a beautiful voice and prayed to God with his beautiful voice.

The name of Davoud’s divine book is Zabur (Psalms). According to the Quran and Hadiths, God sent the book to Davoud. It includes a series of advice and recommendations, knowledge and prayer. The Quran mentions the name Zabur three times in Surahs An-Nisa, Al-Anbiya, and Al-Isra. Zabur, under the name Pslams, is the sevenths book of the Old Testament that includes 150 prayers.

Prophet Davoud has a special status among Jews although some accusations have been leveled against him which are baseless according to Islam.

Davoud had 19 children and his son Suleiman (Solomon) succeeded him at the order of God.

Prophet Davoud died at the age of 100 and after 40 years of ruling Bani Isra’il. After his death, 40,000 of Bani Isra’il scholars and figures attended his funeral and he was laid to rest in Jerusalem.



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