Was Sayyidina Dawud a Prophet?

Question:

Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah Sheikh,

Is it known definitively which of the 25 prophets mentioned in the Holy Qur’an were messengers? In the fourth citation below, Sh. Tahir al-Jazai-ri in al-Jawahir al-Kalamiyyah mentions that all 25 prophets mentioned in the Holy Qur’an were messengers.

Was Dawud ‘alayhis salaam a messenger? In the first citation, from al-Fara-id al-Hisaan of Sh. Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, he is not mentioned as a messenger. In the second citation, from Jawahir Kalamiyyah, Sh. Tahir mentions prophet Dawud was instructed to follow the sacred law of prophet Musa, ‘alayhim as-salaam, which would entail he is a prophet and not a messenger, However in the four citation, from Jawahir, he says that Dawud ‘alayhis salaam was from the messengers. What is your understanding Sheikh?image.png

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Answer:

Alaykum Salam,

Jaza’iri’s list is confirmed by the poem of Shaykh Muhammad al-Damanhuri listing the names of the Messengers: http://www.aslein.net/showthread.php?t=197, and among them are Nuh and Dawud, upon our Prophet and all of them blessings and peace.

Wassalam,

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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