About the Book:
The Prophet Yunus (alayhi as-Salam) spent many years calling his people to worship Allah alone, and to abandon their sinful ways. Only few people believed in his message; finally in despair, Yunus supplicated to Allah that His punishment descends upon his nation. He was commanded by Allah to preach to his people for a further forty days, when three days remained he proclaimed amongst his people that punishment would afflict them in three days and he fled. His people gathered together and agreed that Yunus was a person who was not known to lie, and when they saw that he had indeed fled, they became certain of the imminent punishment and repented, so Allah forgave them and showed them mercy. When Yunus came to know that Allah forgave his people, fearing disgrace and being called a liar, he embarked upon a ship, before long the ship was overcome with bad weather, as a result he was thrown into the sea, he was swallowed by a huge whale.
In the stomach of the whale he called upon his Lord in pitch darkness, there is none worthy of worship save You! Glory be to you, far removed are You from my any imperfection; I have been among the wrongdoers. Allah responded to him and rescued him from his grief, and the whale spews him out onto the beach.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, The duaa of my brother Yunus, None has the right to be worshiped save You; glory be to You, far removed are You from any imperfection; I have been amongst the wrong-doers, none who is experiencing difficulty employs it except that Allah would relieve him of his difficulty.
The author explains this supplication in the form of this book in extensive detail and its significance. This is an extremely beneficial work explaining this very powerful duaa and how it can remove harm, difficulties, worries, stress, anxiety and much more. This great work will benefit every reader and empower them to call upon their Lord in the best of forms, even at the most difficult of times. It is the most detailed work on this great supplication in English literature.
About the Author:
Shaykh al-Islam Taqi ud-Din Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn Abd al-Salam Ibn Taymiyyah al-Hanbali was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq.. His family had long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars. The number of Ibn Taymiyyah's teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn Taymiyyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taymiyyah to give Fatwa. At the same age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the limitations imposed by the authorities. Imam Ibn Taymiyyah's education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature. He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he wrote.