A story about Prophet and King David (or Dawood):
Completing the soora 38
Quran 38: 21.
And have you [Mohammed] received the tale of the [two] disputants
; when they scaled [the wall of Prophet David's] chamber, from over the arch?
When they entered upon David, and he was startled with fear of them; [because it was not the time of judgment], and they said:
"Fear not; [we are] two
disputants –– one of us has injured the other; so judge between us justly and transgress not
, but guide us to the mean [right] way."
[Then God – be glorified – told about the words of one of the two disputants, and He said:]
[One of the disputants said:] "This my brother has ninety-nine ewes, and I have [only] one
. Yet he said: 'Give her into my charge', and he overcame me in [his] will
[David] said [answering him]: "He has [undoubtedly] wronged you by demanding your [single] ewe [to add her] to his ewes; for many of the [shepherds] whose [ewes] mix with [the ewes of others] do transgress on each other
, except those who believe
and work righteous [deeds], and these are few."
[The two angels said then: "David has convicted himself of his fault", and they went up to heaven k]
and David became certain that We had tried him [with his act], so he asked forgiveness of his Lord [concerning his guilt], and fell down bowing [in prayers] and turned [to God] repentant.
So We forgave him that [sin], and there is for him a high position before Us [in the Next Life] and a fair resort [in Paradise.]
[Then God said to David – by the tongue of Prophet Nathan:]
"O David, We have appointed you a ruler in the land
to succeed [after Saul],
so judge people with justice [and transgress not on the right of any believer], and follow not [your] lust
which let you miss the way of God
for those, who miss the way of God, will have a severe punishment because they forgot the Day of Judgment."
They were two angels whom God – be glorified – sent to David to remind him about his guilt. [In Arabic the plural is three and over] but they were mentioned in the aya in plural; because Nathan the Prophet came after them and asked him similar questions and blamed him about his act; so they were three [the two angels then Prophet Nathan.]
Here God – be glorified – omitted the inquiry of Nathan, and started to tell about the inquiry of the two angels; because the tale of Nathan is mentioned in the Torah; therefore, they are mentioned here in the dual form.
With no bias by inclining to one of us against his opponent.
The Arab describe fat women that they are [like] ewes of the Arabian antelope (oryx.)
The ninty nine ewes imply the women of David, and the one ewe implies the wife of his neighbor Uriah.
So his will was stronger than my will.
By taking the sheep that are not his own.
In ‘the sending to the Next Life’ and in ‘the Judgment’.
So David knew that the judgment was about him
, and it is he that was the owner of the ninety nine ewes, and his neighbor Uriah was the owner of the one ewe.
After the two angels, Prophet Nathan came and asked him similar questions and blamed him about his act.
: One day David went up to the roof of his house, when he looked at the roof of Uriah his neighbor, and saw his wife bathing naked over the roof, and she was beautiful, so her love was inserted into his heart, and there was a battle between the Palestinians and the Children of Israel, so he sent her husband to that battle and her husband was killed, and David then married her after the death of her husband.
And she bore for him a son that died as a little child, then she bore for him Solomon; her name was Bathsheba.
David had seven wives and ninety two concubines, and for this reason the angel said ninety nine ewes, while Uriah had only one woman.
The story is mentioned in the
Book of 2 Samuel, chapter 12
As the king of the Children of Israel, succeeding after Saul.
So that you desire the wife of another man. As in His saying – be glorified – in the Quran 79: 40-41
, which means:
(But such as feared the Station of his Lord and forbade [his] soul [its] caprices [: committing sins and wronging people], surely Paradise shall be his resort.
And you will be punished if you do not repent and ask forgiveness.
And this is the recitation of this great soora of the Quran by another reciter:
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