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David (Dāwūd)
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David (Dāwūd), one of the prophet-kings of the Children of Israel (Banū Isrāʾīl).

Part 1: David in the Qurʾān, Qurʾānic Literature, and ‘Stories of the Prophets’ (Qiṣaṣ al-Anbiyāʾ).

David is mentioned by name fifteen times in the Qurʾān, and once in a reference to ‘The House of David’ (Āl Dāwūd). The contexts in which David appears are as follows: (i) his presence in the army which fought Goliath (Jālūt) …

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, Shahram Khodaverdian, Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “David (Dāwūd)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036118>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110



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