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Dawud or Da'ud, in Islam, is one of a line of prophets listed in the Qur'an (6. 84). He is associated with Solomon as one who gives judgment (21. 78), sings praises of Allah (21. 79, 38. 18-19), and makes coats of mail (34. 11). Allah strengthened his kingdom and gave him wisdom and sound judgment (38. 20).

Dawud is thought to be the counterpart of David. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 261

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