Ayaat-e-Kareema Dua of Hazrat Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam]


The Content & Significance of Ayaat-e-Kareema Dua of

Hazrat Yoonus

[Alaiehis Salaam]

Ayaat-e-Kareema is one of the most renowned Ayaat [Verse] of the Quraan and Muslims across the world use it as a supplication as well as a supplement to supplication in order to have their worries removed and their needs fulfilled.

                            There is endless wisdom in each and every verse of the Holy Quraan.

Whale-hazrat younus

The event associated with Ayaat-e-Kareema



لاَّ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنتَ سُبْحَـنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّـلِمِينَ



La Ilaa haa Illaa Antaa Subhaana kaa Inni Kuntu Minaz Zaalimeen



“There are none worthy of worship besides You. Glorified are You. Surely I am from the wrongdoers.”


The Context of Ayaat:

This particular Ayaat-e-Kareema was recited by Hazrat Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam] when he was trapped in the stomach of a big fish.

There he remained for days and recited this Ayaat as an invocation to Allaah Almighty as a result of which he finally succeeded in getting out of his misery and be among the people once again. Quraan speaks of this incident in the following way:


“And [remember] [Yoonus], when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him [i.e. the calamities which had befallen him]!

But he cried through the darkness [saying]:

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka Inni Kuntu Minazalimeen.” 



         The Ayaat shows that Prophet Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam] got angry because of some reason and due to that reason he did not think properly and did something wrong. As a penalty for that Allaah Almighty gave            him the punishment of being captured in the belly of fish where in the utter darkness

He recited the Ayaat-e-Kareema. Allaah Almighty responded to his request, regarding which Allaah mentions in Quraan in the following way:


“So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers [who believe in the Oneness of Allaah, abstain from evil and work righteousness.]” 



From this Verse it is clear that Allaah Almighty responded the call of Hazrat Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam] and 

delivered him from the situation and difficulty he was going through. The other thing that this Verse 

tells is that it was not only Hazrat Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam] who was delivered from the problem,

 rather, Allaah Almighty forgives and delivers all those from problem who are believers. Thus, the 

most common use of recitation of Ayaat-e-Kareema can be the deliverance from problems and 

becoming free from them.

The third component of the Verse is ‘Inni kuntu Minaz Zaalimeen’, which means that ‘Surely I am among the wrongdoers.’ This phrase is extremely important for any supplication that is made for seeking help from Allaah Almighty. 

Acknowledging the fact that a person is a wrongdoer means that he or she realizes that whatever calamity or suffering he or she is under is because of the fact that they have done something wrong and Allaah has punished them for their wrongdoing. Thus, their acknowledgment of their wrongdoing and accepting it in front of Allaah Kareem means that they are ashamed of it and are repenting for it.

 It is what a best invocation can be where a person accepts the Lordship of Allaah, praises Him, and confesses in front of Him. Thus, such a recitation is surely to increase the chances of the prayer getting accepted and a person being relieved from the trouble and worry.


Prophet Muhammad  [Sallal Laahu Aalieh Wa Sallam] has spoken about the significance of Ayaat-e-Kareema and 

encouraged the Muslims to recite this Verse as well. In one of the Hadees, he said:

“I know words that will cause Allaah to remove one’s distress. These are the words [of supplication] of

 my brother Hazrat  Yoonus [Alaiehis Salaam]


Therefore, if a Muslim wishes to get relief from any distress or wants anything to be accepted from Allaah Almighty, then the excessive recitation of Ayaat-e-Kareema is one of the best ways of doing so.


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