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Q:      How many times is the name of Hazrat Yunus – peace be upon him – mentioned in the Holy Quran?

A:      4 times.

 

Q:      Which Prophet of Allah Almighty was swallowed by a fish and still remained alive and then came out safe?

A:      It was Hazrat Yunus – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      From where did Hazrat Yunus – peace be upon him – call Allah Almighty in this state of extreme hardship and sorrow?

A:      From the belly of the fish.

 

Q:      How did he call Allah Almighty from within the belly of the fish?

A:      In the following words:

لَّاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡتَ سُبْحٰنَکَ ٭ۖ اِنِّیۡ کُنۡتُ مِنَ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ ﴿ۚۖ۸۷﴾

There is none to be worshipped but You, Glory is to You, undoubtedly, I did improper act.

(Al-Ambiya 21, Verse 87)

 

Q:      On which nation was Hazrat Yunus – peace be upon him – appointed and sent as a Prophet?

A:      To the people of Nainawa in Iraq.

 

Q:      Where is his grave?

A:      In Nainawa.

 

Q:      Which titles of Hazrat Yunus – peace be upon him – are mentioned in the Holy Quran?

A:      Saahib Al-Hoot and Dhun Noon.

 

Q:      How old was he at the time when he announced his Prophethood?

A:      28 years.

 

Q:      How long did he remain in the belly of the fish?

A:      40 days.

 

Q:      Where did he go after his recovery?

A:      He went back to his nation by Allah’s Command, and they were glad to have him back.

 

(Islami Ma’loomaat Ka Encyclopaedia p. 107-109)