When the Prophet David (Nabii Daud) was not yet a man he was called on by God to slay the Giant Goliath (Jalut), which he did with the sacred stone that Abraham threw at Iblis in the desert of Mecca . God then “taught [David] the art of smelting iron ore. . . [and] commanded him: Fashion full-length coats of mail, and keep their rings small; and act righteously, all of you" . David’s divine power frightened the King Saul Talut; when David’s armour proved impenetrable Saul Talut reconciled with the Prophet, gave David his daughter, and made David his heir . |
When David was a young king he was unjust, so God sent his Angel Mikail to mock David and make him aware of this sin. David sought solace in the desert where he prayed for God’s forgiveness, which God eventually granted.
While the Prophet was alone in the desert his son, Abu Salama, rose up against him in an attempt to seize the throne. But God made an example of “rebellious sons,” and ordered the Angel of death Azrail to kill Abu Salama by hanging him from a tree and strangling him with his long hair .
God made King David viceroy and commanded David to “judge between people with justice, and follow not vain desire, lest it should lead thee astray. . . .” . David was wise and his voice was like a nightingale’s; God “gave David the Psalms" to sing . David’s youngest wife Nasaja gave birth to Solomon, a son who matched the intelligence and charisma of his father. The light which the baby Solomon exuded was so bright that the Jinn hid in darkness . When David died “forty thousand priests recited the funeral prayers,” and his kingdom mourned .