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THE STORY OF PROPHET
DAWUD (AS) (DAVID)

THE 27 LESSONS FROM STORY OF DAVID (AS)

CHAPTER 20

25 JAN 2014 / 23 RABI AL AWWAL 1435 HIJRI

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH FAISAL

Noted Typed By @AT
Edited By Abu Hafiza & Jansep2001 

DARS ONE

The children of Israel dabbled in many haram activities.

This caused them to become weak in imaan.

The philistines fought the Jews and ceased from them the Ark of the Covenant.

The template of the original covenant was in there as well as the rod of Musa.

The Canaanites were pagans. They seized the ark of the covenant from the Jews

When they were defeated in battle, they asked their prophet Samuel (AS) to pray to Allah (SWT) for Allah (SWT) to send them a king.

Samuel (AS) expressed reservations, he asked what if you stop fighting if Allah (SWT) sends you a king?

Have you not thought about the group of the Children of Israel after (the time of) Musa (Moses)? When they said to a Prophet of theirs, "Appoint for us a king and we will fight in Allah's Way." He said, "Would you then refrain from fighting, if fighting was prescribed for you?" They said, "Why should we not fight in Allah's Way while we have been driven out of our homes and our children (families have been taken as captives)?" But when fighting was ordered for them, they turned away, all except a few of them. And Allah is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).

(Al-Baqarah 2:246)

After they asked for a king, Samuel (AS) said Allah (SWT) has appointed Saul as their king.
They asked how Saul could be the king when he has not been given wealth.

And their Prophet (Samuel) said to them, "Indeed Allah has appointed Talut (Saul) as a king over you." They said, "How can he be a king over us when we are better fitted than him for the kingdom, and he has not been given enough wealth." He said: "Verily, Allah has chosen him above you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allah grants His Kingdom to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower."

(Al-Baqarah 2:247)

Saul was tall, handsome and very intelligent.

The Jews were uncomfortable with Allah's (SWT) decision to appoint Saul as the king.

They objected because they claim Saul did not have enough wealth.

All Jews care about is wealth.

How can you rebel against Allah's (SWT) Hakimiyyah?

Who are you to tell Allah (SWT) whom to bless?

The Jews wanted to tell Allah (SWT) whom to bless.

Some people are so evil they want to tell Allah (SWT) whom to bless.

You cannot tell Allah whom to bless.

You just have to shut up and accept Allah's (SWT) hakimiyyah.

But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.

(Al-Baqarah 2:105)

When Saul was chosen to be king, he set out with a big army.

He realised his army was infiltrated by hypocrites.

He told them they are going to pass a river.

He said they are only allowed to drink from the hollow of their hands.

They are not allowed to drink until their bellies are full.

Then when Talut (Saul) set out with the army, he said: "Verily! Allah will try you by a river. So whoever drinks thereof, he is not of me, and whoever tastes it not, he is of me, except him who takes (thereof) in the hollow of his hand." Yet, they drank thereof, all, except a few of them. So when he had crossed it (the river), he and those who believed with him, they said: "We have no power this day against Jalut (Goliath) and his hosts." But those who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said: "How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah's Leave?" And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

(Al-Baqarah 2:249)

Whoever drinks more than a hollow of his hand is not of Saul (AS).

Saul (AS) and his army made a dua before the battle started.

And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: "Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, set our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."

(Al-Baqarah 2:250)

When the two armies came face to face, Goliath asked who will fight him man to man?

The army of Saul went quiet.

Goliath was a giant.

Goliath repeated his question.

In the time of the prophet (SAWS) when the two armies met, the Prophet (SAWS) always sent Ali out for a duel and he never lost.

The alawites believe Ali is Allah (SWT) incarnate because Ali never lost a single combat.

Saul said he'll give his daughter in marriage to any man who takes on Goliath.

They were thinking they won't live to marry the daughter because Goliath was a giant.

A boy who was about 14 came forward from the army of Saul (AS).

There was a huge roar of laughter from Goliath's army when they saw this.

Goliath asked if this was a joke.

He said he's going to cut off David's (AS) head.

Saul put on iron armour on David (AS) to face the giant.

David (AS) refused to wear it because he complained it was too heavy.

It incapacitated his movements.

David (AS) set forth with his slingshot.

David (AS) wheeled the stone and hurled it at Goliath.

The stone hit Goliath's forehead.

Goliath fell down dead.

This was a miracle of David; (AS): as sign that Allah (SWT) is going to bless him with prophet hood.

This is similar to when the rod of Musa (AS) turned into a snake, it was a sign that he was going to be blessed with prophet hood.

Goliath's soldiers were shocked to see Goliath killed by a little boy.
They started to run away.

The children of Israel's did not allow them to escape. They went after them and killed them.

And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: "Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, set our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people." So they routed them by Allah's Leave and Dawud (David) killed Jalut (Goliath), and Allah gave him [Dawud (David)] the kingdom [after the death of Talut (Saul) and Samuel] and Al­Hikmah (Prophethood), and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty to the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

(Al-Baqarah 2:250-251)

The killing of Goliath by David (AS) was told to us by Allah (SWT) in the above-mentioned ayah.

David became a hero overnight.

King Saul kept his word and married his beautiful daughter to David (AS).

The daughter's name was Miqel.

David (AS) did not allow the fame to get to his head.

David (AS) brought back the glory, which was elusive to them.

He constantly devoted his time to dhikr and ibadah.

Verily, We made the mountains to glorify Our Praises with him [Dawud (David)] in the 'Ashi (i.e. after the mid-day till sunset) and Ishraq (i.e. after the sunrise till mid-day). And (so did) the birds assembled: all with him [Dawud (David)] did turn (to Allah i.e. glorified His Praises). We made his kingdom strong and gave him Al-Hikmah (Prophet hood, etc.) and sound judgement in speech and decision.

(Sad 38:18-20)

When David (AS) used to recite the psalms, his voice was so beautiful that all the animals used to gather around him.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The recitation of Psalms (David's Qur'an) was made light and easy for David that he used to have his ridding animal be saddled while he would finish the recitation before the servant had saddled it."

{Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 237}

Allah (SWT) blessed David (AS) to speak the language of all the animals.

He also blessed Suleiman with this.

David (AS) use to fast every other day.

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said to me, "The most beloved fasting to Allah was the fasting of (the Prophet) David who used to fast on alternate days. And the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer of David who used to sleep for (the first) half of the night and pray for 1/3 of it and (again) sleep for a sixth of it."

{Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 55, Hadith 631}

He used to fast one day and skip the next.

The Prophet (SAWS) said the best fast is the fast of David (AS).

When David (AS) used to complain that the iron armour is too heavy, Allah (SWT) made the armour light for him.

David (AS) became very popular and Saul became insecure about the popularity of David (AS).

He started to behave cold towards David (AS).

David (AS) complained to his wife about this.

She broke down in tears and said her father is insecure about David (AS) and fears one day David (AS) will take away the kingdom from him.

One day, Saul sent David (AS) to fight the philistines.

He was hoping David (AS) will die.

David (AS) returned victorious to everyone's surprise

It only added to David's (AS) popularity.

Saul became frustrated and decided to kill David (AS).

David's (AS) wife found out her own father was planning to kill her husband.

She told David (AS) and he fled for his safety.

He spent many days in a cave.

Saul (AS) became oppressive and tyrannical so a split developed in his army.
Some became supporters of David (AS) and some were supporters of Saul (AS).

Those who were fed up with the tyranny of Saul defected and joined David (AS).

Saul came with an army to fight David's (AS) army.

They marched until they were tired and they laid down to sleep.

While Saul was sleeping, David (AS) cut off a piece of his garment.

When David (AS) cut off a piece of his garment, he woke up Saul.

David (AS) said he could have killed Saul but he didn't.

David (AS) cut off a piece of his garment.

David (AS) said he came with love not hate.

When David (AS) said this Saul was embarrassed.

He made tauba and begged David (AS) to forgive him.

David (AS) forgave him because jealousy is a human weakness.

Saul (AS) was not a prophet, he was just a king.

A prophet is infallible, not an ordinary human being.

One day Saul (AS) went to the battlefield and he was killed.

David (AS) did not participate in that battle.

When Saul (AS) got killed, the people rallied around David for him to be their king.

David (AS) became a king, a prophet and a messenger.

David (AS) was a messenger because he had a book called the zaboor.

Zaboor means the psalms.

David (AS) had a son called Suleiman (AS).
Suleiman (AS) was rich and he was the wisest man.

One day two men came with their disputes.

They asked David to adjudicate.

David had a son named Solomon (Suleiman), who was intelligent and wise from childhood. When the following story took place, Solomon was eleven years old.

One day David, was sitting, as usual, solving the problems of his people when two men, one of whom had a field, came to him. The owner of the field said: "O dear Prophet! This man's sheep came to my field at night and ate up the grapes and I have come to ask for compensation." David asked the owner of the sheep: "Is this true?" He said: "Yes, sir." David said: "I have decided that you give him your sheep in exchange for the field." Solomon, to whom Allah had given wisdom in addition to what he had inherited from his father, spoke up: "I have another opinion. The owner of the sheep should take the field to cultivate until the grapes grow, while the other man should take the sheep and make use of their wool and milk until his field is repaired. If the grapes grow, and the field returns to its former state, then the field owner should take his field and give back the sheep to their owner."

David responded: "This is a sound judgment. Praise be to Allah for gifting you with wisdom. You are truly Solomon the Wise."

David (AS) was so pious that he divided his day into four parts

The first part is to earn a living.

He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding.

(Al-Baqarah 2:269)

The second part is to pray and then take rest.

The third part is to adjudicate in matters concerning the people and to listen to their complaints

The fourth part is to deliver duroos (classes) to his people.

He was extremely fluent.

Even though he was a king, he worked as a blacksmith.

He fed his family from what he earned with his own hands.

One day, two men came to David (AS).

They wanted David (AS) to adjudicate in a matter.

Their complaint was that one of them has one sheep and his brother's has 99 sheep.

The brother with 99 sheep wanted to take away his brother's one sheep and leave him without any.

David (AS) told the brother with 99 sheep that he was greedy and that he shouldn't take his brothers sheep.

David (AS) fell down and made tawba because those two men weren't real men. They were angels coming to test him.

David (AS) didn't listen to both sides of the story.

He only listened to one side.

Allah (SWT) took us from the loins of Adam (AS).

And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - Lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."

(Al-A'raf 7:172) Sahih International

When Adam (AS) saw David (AS), he loved him.

Adam (AS) asked how long David (AS) will live for.

Allah (SWT) told him 60 years and Adam asked, "only 60 years".

He asked Allah (SWT) to give 40 of his years to David (AS).

Narrated Abu Hurairah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "When Allah created Adam He wiped his back and every person that He created among his offspring until the Day of Resurrection fell out of his back. He placed a ray of light between the eyes of every person. Then He showed them to Adam and he said: 'O Lord! Who are these people?' He said: 'These are your offspring.' He saw one of them whose ray between his eyes amazed him, so he said: 'O Lord! Who is this?' He said: 'This is a man from the latter nations of your offspring called Dawud.' He said: 'Lord! How long did You make his lifespan?'
He said: 'Sixty years.' He said: 'O Lord! Add forty years from my life to his.' So at the end of Adam's life, the Angel of death of came to him, and he said: 'Do I not have forty years remaining?' He said: 'Did you not give them to your son Dawud?'" He said: "Adam denied, so his offspring denied, and Adam forgot and his offspring forgot, and Adam sinned, so his offspring sinned."

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 47, Hadith 3356}

Many times people promise you something and then they deny and don't give it to you.

Adam (AS) did it because he forgot.

People will always change their mind.

Adam (AS) did it to David (AS). He promised to give David (AS) 40 of his years.

When the angel of death came to him, he said he doesn't remember making that promise and that he doesn't' want to die.

27 LESSON FROM THE STORY OF DAVID (AS)

LESSON # 1: SINS MAKE YOU BECOME WEAK

The children of Israel became weak because of their sins.

The Philistines took away from them the ark of the covenant.

The Philistines were able to defeat them.

LESSON # 2: EVEN THOUGH THE JEWS ARE COWARDS, THEY ADMITTED THAT JIHAD WAS THE SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEMS

They asked a king to be appointed to lead them in jihad.

On the authority of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whenever a people abandon Jihad, Allah envelopes them with His punishment”

[Al-Mu'jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (4/148 No. 3839]

LESSON # 3: THE JEWS OBJECTED TO SAUL AS THEIR KING BECAUSE OF HIS POVERTY

When you are poor, people use it to look down on you.

LESSON # 4: HISTORICALLY, JEWS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALLAH'S HAKIMIYYAH

They had a problem with Saul being appointed as the king.

They rebelled and said they have more wealth than him so he can't be their king.

LESSON # 5: HUMANS CANNOT TELL ALLAH (SWT) WHO TO BLESS

The people of Makkah used to ask why Allah (SWT) sent the Quran down on Muhammad (SAWS).

You can't tell Allah (SWT) who to bless.

But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.

(Al-Baqarah 2:105)

LESSON # 6: HYPOCRITES SOMETIMES JOIN THE CARAVAN

Saul realised there were hypocrites in the army.

This took place in the time of the Prophet (SAWS) as well.

They want the booty or right hand possess.

Only a few passed the test of not drinking water.

LESSON # 7: ALWAYS HAVE TAWAKKUL WHEN YOU GO TO THE FRONTLINE

But those who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said: "How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah's Leave?" And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

(Al-Baqarah 2:249)

LESSON # 8: ALWAYS MAKE A DUA BEFORE YOU FIGHT THE ENEMY

The Prophet (SAWS) did it at Badr.

King Saul did it before he fought the Philistines.

And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: "Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, set our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."

(Al-Baqarah 2:250)

Always make a dua before you take on the enemy.

LESSON # 9: YOUTHS ARE EFFECTIVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD

A lot of the sahabas were teenagers when they went to the battlefield.
David (AS) killed Goliath when he was a teenager.

When Tariq bin ziyad conquered Spain, he was only 18.

When Muhammad al Fateh conquered Turkey in 1453, he was only 19

The youths are very effective on the battlefield.

LESSON # 10: WHEN DAVID (AS) KILLED GOLIATH, IT WAS A MIRACLE FROM ALLAH (SWT). THIS WAS TO USHER HIM INTO PROPHETHOOD

LESSON # 11: ALWAYS KILL THE LEADERS OF KUFR SO THAT THE FLOCK BECOME HEADLESS CHICKENS
When David (AS) killed Goliath, the army of Goliath fled.

The army of Saul chased them and killed them.

But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish - pagans of Makkah) - for surely their oaths are nothing to them - so that they may stop (evil actions).

(At-Tawbah 9:12)

LESSON # 12: JEALOUSY IS A HUMAN WEAKNESS

Saul was jealous of David (AS).

He was jealous because of David's (AS) popularity.

LESSON # 13: DAVID DIDN'T ALLOW FAME TO GET TO HIS HEAD

He didn't allow the fame to get to his head because of his taqwa.

When fame gets to your head, you are no longer sincere.

LESSON # 14: PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS FEEL INSECURE ABOUT LOSING THEIR POSITIONS

This is why Saul plotted to kill David (AS).

He thought David (AS) was going to use his fame to take his position.

David (AS) wasn't power hungry.

LESSON # 15: A PIOUS WIFE WILL ALWAYS BE LOYAL TO HER HUSBAND

The wife of David (AS) was loyal to her husband.

If I were to command anyone to make prostration before another, I would command women to prostrate themselves before their husbands, because of the special right over them given to husbands by Allah.

[Abu Dawud, Book 5, Hadith #2135]

LESSON # 16: ALLAH ELEVATED DAVID (AS) BECAUSE HE REMAINED HUMBLE

David didn't let the fame get to him.

LESSON # 17: YOU CAN'T TELL ALLAH WHO TO BLESS

You have to accept Qadr Allah

Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikun (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, idolaters, polytheists, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.

(Al-Baqarah 2:105)

LESSON # 18: ALWAYS LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY

David (AS) had to make tawba because he only listened to one side of the story when he was tested by two angels.

LESSON # 19: IT IS POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO PROMISE YOU SOMETHING AND THEN CHANGE THEIR MIND

Adam (AS) did it to David (AS).

Adam (AS) promised to give David 40 of his years.

Narrated Abu Hurairah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: He (Adam) said: 'O Lord! Add forty years from my life to his.' So at the end of Adam's life, the Angel of death of came to him, and he said: 'Do I not have forty years remaining?' He said: 'Did you not give them to your son Dawud?'" He said: "Adam denied, so his offspring denied, and Adam forgot and his offspring forgot, and Adam sinned, so his offspring sinned."

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 47, Hadith 3356}

When the angel of death came to him, Adam (AS) changed his mind.



26 Jan 2014 / 24 RABI AL AWWAL 1435 HIJRI 


DARS 2 


LESSION #20 PROPHET DAVID WAS SKILFUL WITH TIME MANAGEMENT.

As a believer, you need to respect time

He divided his day into four parts

1/4 to earn a living

1/4 to take rest and ibada

1/4 to listen to the problems of the people and to adjudicate in matters

1/4 to give classes to the people

You learn from Prophet David (AS) that he did not waste his time

One of the worse things you can waste is time

Prophet David (AS) was skilful in time management

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil ­ Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.

(Al-Isra 17:27)

LESSON #21: PROPHET DAVID WAS VERY PATIENT WITH HIS FLOCK

The litigants jumped over the wall.

A litigant is a person who takes his case to the courthouse and demand; his rights because he assumed his oppressed.

The litigants jumped over the wall to see Prophet David (AS).

Prophet David (AS) quickly passed the verdict before hearing the complete story and realized they were angels.

He begged Allah (SWT) to forgive him.

LESSON #22: EVEN PROPHETS AND MESSAGERS BEG ALLAH TO FORGIVE THEM

Al-Agharr al-Muzani reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "A cloudiness comes over my heart and I ask for Allah's forgiveness a hundred times a day."

[Sahih Muslim (4/2075) No. 2702, Musnad Ahmad (4/211) No. 17881, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/84) No. 1515]

Those who jumped over the wall were not human beings. They were angels.

LESSON #23: JUDGING BETWEEN PEOPLE IS A SPIRITUAL STATUS

For someone to pass judgement, you have to be pious.

Disputes are a never-ending thing until the day of judgement.

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well­Acquainted with what you do.

(An-Nisa 4:135)

This verse is hung up at Harvard University. Harvard University is impressed by this verse

No other verse can surpass this verse in regards to justice. Speak the truth even if it is against yourself; Speak the truth even if it is against yourself;

Narrated Umm Salama (radi Allahu anha), the wife of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “Allah’s Messenger heard some people quarrelling at the door of his dwelling. He came out and said, ‘I am only a human being, and opponents come to me (to settle their problem); may be someone amongst you can present his case more eloquently than the other, whereby I may consider him true and give a verdict in his favour. So if I give the right of a Muslim to another by mistake, then it is only a portion of (Hell) Fire, he has the option to take it or give it up (before the Day of Resurrection).’”

[Sahih Bukhari Vol: 3 Book 43 Hadith 638]

LESSON #24: WHEN YOU ARE A COMMUNITY LEADER, YOU NEED ALOT OF SABR

The two litigants that came to Prophet David (AS) jumped over the wall to see him; this behaviour is not considered good manners.

Prophet David (AS) didn't get upset with the two litigants that came to see him; he showed amazing sabr.

Abu Hurairah said that the Holy Prophet (Sallaho Alahi Wasallam) said: 'I have been given preference over the other Prophets in six ways: I have been given the ability to speak concisely;

(This was recorded by Muslim, Tirmizi and Ibn Majah; At-Tirmizi said, 'It is Hasan Sahih')

Allah (SWT) made his prophets become shepherds

If you have sabr to deal with animals, you have sabr to deal with people because you often have to give people the same instructions everyday.

LESSON #25: EVEN THOUGH THE LITIGANTS HAD BAD MANNERS, HE STILL HAD TO GIVE THEM THE CORRECT VERDICT

Prophet David (AS) was still obligated to give the right verdict even though they had bad manners.

LESSON #26: EVEN PROPHETS ARE TESTED

The two men who jumped over wall to complain to Prophet David (AS), was a test because he listened to only one side of the story.

They came in the form of men but they were angels and It was halal for them to jump over the wall because they were angels': angels have no human desires.

They came to test Prophet David (AS); "Are you going to listen to both sides of the story before passing judgement?

When he realized they were angels he quickly made tawba to Allah (SWT).

When people have disputes, they often only want you to hear one side story.

In the UK the law is on the side of the burglar; if the burglar hurts himself, he can sue you.

You are not allowed to put broken glass on the wall because you could hurt a burglar.

And whosoever does not judge by that which Allah has revealed, such are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers - of a lesser degree).

(Al-Ma'idah 5:45)

LESSON #27: TO HAVE A SWEET VOICE IS A GREAT BLESSING FROM ALLAH

When Prophet David (AS) use to recite the psalms all the animals would gather around

Allah (SWT) does not like the harsh voice; harsh voice is referred to as the voice of the donkey.

Abu Huraira is reported to have heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Allah does not listen to anything, (more approvingly) as He listens to a Prophet reciting loudly the Qur'an in a sweet voice. {Sahih Bukhari Book 4, Hadith 1730}

"And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass."

(Luqman 31:19)

Abu Lubabah Bashir bin `Abdul-Mundhir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who does not recite the Qur'an in a pleasant tone is not of us.''

[Abu Dawud].

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The recitation of Psalms (David's Qur'an) was made light and easy for David that he used to have his ridding animal be saddled while he would finish the recitation before the servant had saddled it."

{Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 237}