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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)