Hadith on Relief: Prayer of Yunus to relieve worldly distress

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Shall I not tell you of something by which a man among you can supplicate to relieve the hardships or trials of the world when they descend?” They said, “Of course!” The Prophet said, “It is the prayer of Jonah, Dhul Nun: There is no God but You, glory be to You for I have certainly been among the wrongdoers.” (21:87)

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá lil-Nasā’ī 10416

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سَعْدٍ بن أبي وقاص قَالَ كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَلَا أُحَدِّثُكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ إِذَا نَزَلَ بِرَجُلٍ مِنْكُمْ كَرْبٌ أَوْ بَلَاءٌ مِنَ بَلَاءِ الدُّنْيَا دَعَا بِهِ فُرِّجَ عَنْهُ فَقِيلَ لَهُ بَلَى قَالَ دُعَاءُ ذِي النُّونِ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

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