Prophet David (as) used to sing very beautifully. In the Old Testament, 2. Samuel, 6:5, it is explained that as the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem, “David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.” It was amazing music and joy, masha'Allah. “David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might...” Notice: “...with all their might”, there is a very exhilarating dance going on. “ David, wearing a linen ephod… [a garment worn by the High Priest]” (6:14), see my amazing grandfather? [Note: Mr. Adnan Oktar is a descendant of Prophet David through Hz. Ali (ra)] “...was dancing before the Lord with all his strength” before Allah. In the sense that Allah sees people wherever they are; that’s the style of the Torah, it means that he is within the sight of Allah. Allah sees everywhere, anywhere. “... danced before the LORD with all his might”. “While he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.” (6:15) Probably this refers to a clarinet, Allah knows the truth. “...brought up the ark of the Lord” So there were clarinet-like instruments back then as well. “...brought up the ark of the Lord”, the Ark of the Covenant, the Ark that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will open.
“As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart.” (6:16) King David, masha'Allah. “...she despised him in her heart”. She was like, “How can a religious leader do that? How can he sing? How can a prophet do this?” and scorned him. “Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women.” (6:19) The bread in those times was square, bran bread with lots of minerals. It was so nutritious; you wouldn’t need to eat meat. Prophet David (as) gave bread to everyone dancing there. “...a cake of raisins”, some bread and some dry grapes. “And all the people went to their homes.”
“When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today…” (6:20) She thought that she could mock him. She says like “...as any vulgar fellow”. She was his wife. “David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel.” (6:21) Listen how Prophet David replies: “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house” He says, the Lord didn’t choose your father’s family, He chose me. Allah makes the choice, of course. “...He appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel”. He says, ‘I danced before the Lord, not before you’. And he says, ‘He didn’t choose your father, he didn’t choose your father’s family, but He chose me’. He says “He appointed me ruler”. He could have chosen your father or someone from your family, but Allah chose me, he says. “It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the LORD.” Before the Lord who appoints the Mahdi. ‘And’ he says and continues: “I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” (6:22). He says I am nothing, I am not arrogant. Do you see how humble he is, how modest a prophet is? He says I am nothing. There is only Allah that exists. “...But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”
“And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.” (6:23) Allah punishes her like that, according to the Old Testament. Michal, daughter of Saul, she is one of the wives of the Prophet David (as), and she thinks she is a noble woman, and she tried to put Prophet David (as) down. So there are some people who think they are too great to be dancing and singing. They are so haughtily arrogant, they have almost turned to stones.2013-02-25 15:32:43