What to Say at Times of Grief, Concern, and Sadness

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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What to Say at Times of Grief, Concern, and Sadness (130)
The Messenger of Allah said: "The petition of Thin-Noon [Jonah] which he petitioned with when he was inside the whale: Lã 'ilaha 'illã 'anta, subhãnaka 'innee kuntu minath-thalimeena.(151)
No Muslim ever supplicated Allah with this supplication in any matter at all, except that Allah answered his supplication".
Footnotes

(151) There is no 'ilãh except You, Glorified are Thee, I have been one of the unjust.

Reporters

Ibn Taymiyah referenced it to At-Tirmithi, and Al-Albãni said it was in his Sunan as (#260/4), and that it w as likewise reported by Ahmad (#170/1), and Al-Hãkim (#383/2). He said that Al-Hãkim said it was sound, and that Ath-Thahabi agreed with him. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #101.

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