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The story of David from an Islamic perspective

Greeting of peace ( Salam ) :
I was inspired to search about prophet David after my wife  told me about what her 7 year old second cousin thought about  Prophet David.  Adelisse had recently been reading a children story about Prophet David from  Bible stories designed for children from a Christian perspective. When asked about which story she had read that day, Adelisse commented that she had read about the bad man, David. My wife overheard this story and relayed it to me, we were both disappointed that anyone could feel this way about a Prophet of Allah (God). But we must realize, children see things from an honest , and uncomplicated and unbiased perspective. But we must admit, after reading what the actual Bible or even the "children's version" says about Prophet David, we too would have a bad impression about him. What person of faith would find example in a man who allegedly coveted another man's wife and even allegedly killed that man to satisfy his low desires…

How the Bible Led Me to Islam: The Story of a Former Christian Youth Minister - Joshua Evans

Jesus in Islam

Jesus in Islam While it may come as a surprise to some, the Qur’an is in fact a great source for anyone wishing to learn about Jesus Christ! The Qur’an speaks with utmost respect and beauty of this Holy Messenger and his mother Mary.


"Behold! the angels said, 'Oh Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter, and in (the company of) those nearest to God. He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. He shall be (in the company) of the righteous... And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel'" ( Quran 3:45-48).

The Qur'an speaks of Mary (called Miriam in Arabic) not only as the mother of Jesus, but as a righteous woman in her own right. There is even a chapter of the Qur'an named for her (the 19th chapter of the Qur'an).
"Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.…