Dawood (David / Daud) (circa 1043 BC - 937 BC?) is known as an appointed Prophet and Messenger ("Rasul") of Allah, and was a righteous King of Israel. It is believed Dawood lived between 70 to 106 years.He was a descendant of Ibrahim (Abraham) through Is'haq (Isaac).
Dawood is mentioned many times in the Hadith. "The best (food) man eats is that (he eats) out of his earnings and the Prophet of Allah, Dawood, ate from what he earned with his hands." - Bukhari (3417)
Dawood is mentioned by name sixteen times in the Qur'an. He is amongst the Prophets of Allah who received a book of revelation - the Zabur.[Qur'an 4:163] He is remembered for his eloquent speech and the beautiful recitation of God's Word.[Qur'an 34:10]
Dawood is also mentioned in the Qur'an as the young boy who slayed Jalut (Goliath) when all other Israelites were afraid to challenge him. [Qur'an 2:251]
Several stories of Dawood in the Qur'an confirm the Biblical and Jewish accounts of King David. However, there are notable differences, among others is the Islamic rejection of the notion that Dawood was an adulterer and murderer before his repentance.