Monday, February 08, 2010

The Du'aa of Yunus

Thought I'd share something lovely I learned a few months ago...

Prophet Yunus (Jonah) called upon Allah (swt) in anguish from beneath 3 darknesses (the darkness of the belly of the whale, the darkness of the ocean, and the darkness of the night), a supplication whose urgency and sincerity caused the angels to weep:

لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

"None has the right to be worshipped but You (O, Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You; truly, I have been of the wrong-doers."

To this day, as an honour to prophet Yunus (peace be upon him), Muslims make this du'aa in times of distress and hardship.

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