Qasas-ul-Ambiya: Dawood (AS) [David]

Prophet hood and Kingship were unified in Bani Israel for Prophet Dawood (AS). He was made the king after he killed Jalut, Bani israel’s enemy.


“So they routed them by Allâh’s Leave and Dawood (David) killed Jalût (Goliath), and Allâh gave him [Dawood] the kingdom [after the death of Talût (Saul) and Shamoel(Samuel)] and Al­Hikmah (Prophethood), and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allâh did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allâh is full of Bounty to the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)”

(Al-Baqarah 2:251)


1.Dawood (AS) was bestowed with the Holy Book “Zabur”.


“….. and to Dawood  We gave the Zabûr (Psalms)”

(An-Nisa 4:163), (Bani Israel 17:55)


2. Dawood (AS) was given an exceptionally beautiful voice. When he used to recite Zabur, all the birds used to stop and sing with him. Even the mountains were ordered to recite with him.


“……and remember Our slave Dâwood , endued with power. Verily, he was ever oft-returning in all matters and in repentance (toward Allâh)”

“Verily, We made the mountains to glorify Our Praises with him [Dâwood ] in the ‘Ashi (i.e. after the mid-day till sunset) and Ishrâq (i.e. after the sunrise till mid-day).”

“And (so did) the birds assembled: all with him [Dâwood ] did turn (to Allâh i.e. glorified His Praises)”

(Saad 38-17,18,19)


mountains and birds


3. Apart from the beautiful voice, he was given speed to recite as well.

Our Prophet (SAW) said:” Tilawat (reciting) was made easy for Dawood.  He used to order the horse to be saddled and before it was done, he would finish reciting Quran ( here meaning Zabur) and he used to earn for his living.”( He worked for his living even when he was a king)


4. He was bestowed with the miracle of making mail (flexible armor) with his hands using iron at room temperature. He used to make and sell these armors to earn his livings even when he was a king.

“…….And We made the iron soft for him.”

“Saying: “Make you perfect coats of mail, balancing well the rings of chain armour, and work you (men) righteousness. Truly, I am All­ Seer of what you do.”

(Saba 34:10-11)