@ilovebukhari (@get_repost )
5 months ago
In our lowest of moments, darkest of paths, where there seems no hope for us anymore... We are told to recite the above Dua'a🌸
Many call it "The Dua'a for the distressed"💭 This Dua'a is known as the dua'a of Prophet Yunus (peace be upon him) and mentioned in the Quran a couple of times.
This story shows us that when we are in a difficulty or a distressful situation and turn to Allah and call upon Him with sincere repentance, especially with these words, Allah responds to our call. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S) also encouraged us to call upon Allah with these words. .
✔The need for patience in all our affairs ✔The reward for acknowledging our mistakes / weakness
✔Repenting for the wrong done
✔Constantly praising Allah and seeking Allah’s forgiveness (that can then help later in challenging situations.).
SUMMARY OF STORY:
Prophet Yunus (ah) after leaving his people, went on to board a ship that got caught up in a storm and its people thought that they would drown. In such a desperate situation when the ship was being pounded by waves on all sides, and they were at risk of drowning, they drew lots to decide to throw someone out of the ship in an effort to lighten the load.
The Prophet of Allah, Yunus (peace be upon him), lost the draw three times. However, the people of the ship did not want to throw him out of the ship. So, he took off his garment so that he could throw himself into the sea, and they tried to stop him.
After he threw himself into the sea, Allah sent from the Green Sea — according to what Ibn Masud said — a large fish which cleaved the oceans until it came and swallowed Yunus. Allah inspired that large fish not to devour his flesh or break his bones.
When in the belly of the fish, Prophet Yunus (peace be upon him) realized his mistake and called out to Allah: "There is no God but You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers"
May Allah bless us with such strong faith in Him❤ Ameeen