The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Dawud (pbuh)
“And your Lord knows best all who are in the heavens and the earth. And indeed, We have preferred some of the Prophets above others, and to Dawud (David) We gave the Zabur (Psalms)” (Quran 17:55)
Prophet Dawud (pbuh) ruled Palestine for 40 years, 7 years of which was spent in Hebron and 33 years in Al-Quds (Jerusalem). He was known for wisdom, strength and devotion to Allah (swt).
Although the tomb of Prophet Dawud (pbuh) is said to be located outside the old city of Al-Quds on Mount Zion, Islamic tradition believes that rather being his tomb, the site is in fact a ‘maqam’, which marks the place where he had once stayed.
Prophet Dawud’s (pbuh) influence is considered hugely important to the religious architecture of Al-Quds (Jerusalem).