The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-said:
The supplication of Yunus, when he supplicated while he was in the belly of the whale:
La ilaha ‘illa ‘anta, subhanaka ‘innee kuntu minath-thalimeena –
There is none worthy of worship in truth except You, far are You from imperfection, indeed I am from amongst the Thalimoon (oppressors)
No Muslim ever supplicates with this for anything except that Allaah responds to him.
Listen to the Ayah :
Surah 21. (Verse 87). And (remember) Dhun-Nun, when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him! But he cried through the darknesses (Zulumat) (saying): “There is none worthy of worship in truth except You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the Zalimin wrongdoers.”)
- The Supplication of Yunus bin Matta – from Tafsir Ibn Kathir