David on Faith: Virtues of tranquility, faith, forgiveness

Makḥūl reported: When Allah blessed David with Solomon, peace be upon him, he said, “O my son, what is the most beautiful?” Solomon said, “The tranquility of Allah and faith.” David said, “What is the ugliest?” Solomon said, “Unbelief after faith.” David said, “What is the sweetest?” Solomon said, “The spirit of Allah among his servants.” David said, “What is the most refreshing?” Solomon said, “That Allah forgives people and people forgive each other.” David, peace be upon him, said, “You are a prophet indeed.”

Source: Tafsīr Ibn Abi Ḥātim 38:30

عن مكحول قَالَ لَمَّا وَهَبَ اللَّهُ لِدَاوُدَ سُلَيْمَانَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ قَالَ لَهُ يَا بُنَيَّ مَا أَحْسَنَ قَالَ سَكِيَنَةُ اللَّهِ وَإِيْمَانٌ قَالَ فَمَا أَقْبَحَ قَالَ كُفْرٌ بَعْدَ إِيْمَانٍ قَالَ فَمَا أَحْلَى قَالَ رَوْحُ اللَّهِ بَيْنَ عِبَادِهِ قَالَ فَمَا أَبْرَدَ قَالَ عَفْوُ اللَّهِ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَعَفْوُ النَّاسِ بَعْضِهُمْ عَنْ بَعْضٍ قَالَ دَاوُدُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فَأَنْتَ نَبِيٌّ

38:30 تفسير ابن أبي حاتم