THE PROPHETS OF ISLAM Al-Huda Foundation
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gaining hold of the new territory, Banu Israil were governed by the clergy in
accordance with the laws laid down by Musa in the Torah.
After a while they started to dream about a kingdom of their own, just as
other people around them had. Allah
appointed Samuel prophet to Banu Israil. Samuel
was a descendant from Ephraim (a son of Yusuf).
people made Taalut (Saul in Torah) their king. However,
Taalut was unable to govern the people well, and was not obedient to Samuel. Allah took the kingdom away from Taalut and gave it to Da'ud
Samuel is not named in al Qur'an, but a refemce is made in Sura Baqarah without