Dua Yunus is the supplication that prophet Yunus made while he was in the whale’s stomach. It is a special and blessed dua.
Allah accepts the dua of anyone who makes the supplication of Prophet Yunus. Therefore, this dua was a blessing not only for Yoonus, but also for every single Muslim.
Dua Yunus In Arabic
لَّآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
Dua Yunus English Transliteration
La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz zalimin.
Dua Of Yunus In English
The meaning of Dua of Yunus in English is: None has the right to be worshipped except You; Glory be unto You. Indeed I have been from the wrongdoers.
Dua Yunus Hadith
The hadith of Dua of Yunus is narrated by At Tirmidhee and the hadith is as follows;
Allah’s Messenger said, ‘The invocation of my brother Dhun-Noon: None has the right to be worshipped save You; glory be to You, I have been among the wrongdoers. None who is experiencing difficulty says it except that Allah will relieve him of his difficulty.’ (Ahmad and at-Tirmidhee and it is saheeh)
How To Pronounce Dua Of Yunus
Here is how to pronounce this dua in the below video
Prophet Yunus Story
Prophet Yunus Ibn Mattaa was one of the Prophets of Allah. Yunus was sent to his people as a prophet to call them to the worship of Allah Alone and to abandon their sinful ways.
He spent many years of his life in pursuit of this mission. But in all of this time, only a handful of people believed.
Prophet Yunus finally, in despair, supplicated to Allah that His punishment should descend upon his people. In response, he was commanded to preach to his people for a further period of forty days.
He summoned them to Allah, but they rejected him and continued in their disbelief. When three days remained, he proclaimed amongst his people that punishment would befall them in three days, and he declared himself innocent of what they worshipped.
The Qur’an says,
And Dhun-Noon when he went off in anger, thinking We had no power over him.Surah Al Anbiya 21: verse 87
Dhun Noon means the one with the fish. His people gathered together and agreed among themselves that Yoonus was an extremely truthful person. He was not known to lie.
When they saw that he had indeed departed, they became certain of the imminent punishment and repented. Allah forgave them and showed them mercy.
On the other hand, Prophet Yoonus embarked upon a heavily laden ship. But it was not very long before the ship ran into a storm and was about to founder.
The mariners said to each other, ‘Come let us cast lots that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.’ And then they cast lots, and he was the one who lost.
The mariners were, however, reluctant to throw him overboard, seeing him to be a pious man.
They, therefore, repeated the drawing of lots three times. His name came up each time. So they took up Yoonus and cast him forth into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.
Upon being thrown into the sea, he was swallowed by a huge whale. The whale allowed him to stay in its belly, by the command of Allah.
At this time, it is said that he invoked Allah saying, ‘My Lord! I have been granted a place to pray where no one else has ever worshipped you before.’
He soon realized that he had done something wrong in leaving his people before being granted permission by His Lord, and that this was the cause of his trial.
Then he cried out in the deep darkness, ‘Laa ilaaha illaa anta subhaanaka, innee kuntu minadh-dhaalimeen. (21: 87)
Allah responded to him and rescued him from his grief. This is how He rescues the believers. Had Yunus not been of those who extol Allah’s limitless glory, he would indeed have remained in the whale’s belly till the day when all shall be raised from the dead.
After having regained health and strength, Prophet Yoonus returned to his people. He informed them that Allah had indeed forgiven them, and they welcomed him with open arms.
Thus the supplication that Yoonus made while he was in the whale’s stomach is a special, blessed supplication.
Allah accepts the supplication of anyone who makes the supplication of Prophet Yoonus. Therefore, this supplication was a blessing not only for Yoonus, but also for every single Muslim.
Dua Of Yunus Benefits
Allah says here: So We answered his prayer and delivered him from his distress that is, from the hardship he had fallen into, if thus do We deliver the believers.
This is a promise and glad tidings to every believer who falls into hardship and distress, that Allah will save him from it, and will grant him relief and alleviate his distress, because of his faith, as He did in the case of Yoonus. Musa Dua For Clear Speech is another wonderful prophetic supplication.