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Darth Ultor
01-05-2014, 01:09 PM
I remember hearing that in Islam, it is believed that the psalms were revealed to David. This brings up a question: the psalms are all praising God and supplicating to Him. They have no law in them. Why would God write praises to Himself or better yet, supplications to Himself that he keep people on the right path? Wouldn't it make more sense for a holy man like David to write them? You can argue that al-Fatiha is a supplication but it really just summarises what the Quran is about. The Quran is filed with law. So is the Torah and the Gospel.

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01-05-2014, 05:05 PM
No David would not have created them.

It is a Book revealed to David pbuh., like the Books revealed to Moses, Jesus and Muhammad peace be to them all. If it was revealed, then there would be an author.

Every prophet had their time frame and served a purpose only Allah knows. I believe the Psalms were given to remind people in the nicest way to remember and give praises to the Lord. After all, they were living already under the laws as dictated by the prophet-King. Why would there need to be a Book for the laws? Just a Book to give thanks to the Lord.

Alas, over generations the Books have been distorted save the final revelation, the Qur'an. This is the Book that will be the guide. No other. Hence it is complete. It has everything you would need.


Muslim Woman
01-05-2014, 05:05 PM

we don't have original Psalm anymore . So we don't know in details what was written there .

it would be a wastage of time to have a debate on today's distorted Psalam . Surely Allah sent revelation to Prophet Dawud pbuh that was needed for that time .

And Allah Knows Best.

10-17-2014, 03:03 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Woman
Surely Allah sent revelation to Prophet Dawud pbuh that was needed for that time .
In my opinion, the Law Moses brought to his people was too much for them. But then again, it was their own fault that the laws became too strict. We can draw from their attitude (about sacrificing a cow) when they asked too many questions, like what color, male or female, size etc etc to the point where had they just done it, it would have been much easier, but with all their questions it ended up making it very hard for themselves.

No doubt (my own reading of it here) when Moses gave them the commandments, they questioned it all and as a result ended up being restrictive again. After a very long spell of self rule and free to do as they liked (save to call the Pharaoh god) to be suddenly given strict commandments was just too much for them. They rebelled! Added to that, the stern nature that was Moses made the religion a real 'chore' no doubt.

Hence, as sis Muslim Woman puts it, what was needed for that time was a 'sweet and gentle' reminder for people to 'reconnect' with Allah, and the sweetness of David's voice singing the songs of praises soften the hearts of the Jews after the shock of the laws given by Moses...

Again, this is just my interpretation.

Peace :shade:

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