لَّآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
The Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said to his companions: “Shall I not tell you some words which, if distress or grief befalls any of you and he offers this prayer (supplication), it will bring him joy? It is the du’aa’ of Dhoo’l-Noon (i.e. Yunus or Jonah): ‘There is no god but You, Glory to You; verily I was one of the wrongdoers.’” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 2605).
After mention of this dua in quran Allah taala says “And thus do We save the believers” .. so every believer when in distress and difficulty should use these words to invoke mercy of Allah …
|Context : Quran 21:87|
|And [mention] the man of the fish, when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree [anything] upon him. And he called out within the darknesses, “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”|
|So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.|