Explanation of 21:80

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English Translation of Al-Quran [21].Al-Anbiya [The Prophets] Ayat 80. And We taught him the making of metal coats of mail (for battles), to protect you in your fighting. Are you then grateful? [Tafseer] It was We Who taught him the making of coats of mail for your benefit, to guard you from each other´s violence: will ye then be grateful? The making of coats of mails is attributed to David. It is defensive armour, and therefore its discovery and supply is associated with deeds of righteousness in 34:10-11, in contrast with the deadly weapons which man invents for offensive purposes. Indeed, all fighting, unless in defence of righteousness is mere “violence.” David’s good work then was: (1) he was open to learn wisdom wherever it came from; (2) he sang the praises of Allah, in unison with all nature; (3) he made defensive armour. But all these things he did, because of the faculties which Allah had given him, and we must be grateful for this and for all things to Allah.