In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Khatm Yunus is the recitation of ‘LA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHANAK INNI KUNTU MINAZ ZALIMEEN’ a certain number of times.
“There is no God but You. Pure are You. Indeed I was among the wrongdoers.” (Surah Anbiya v.87)
There are three characteristics of this dua. The first part is the statement that there is no God besides Allah (SWA). The second part is praising Allah (SWA) and the third part is the admitting of ones shortcomings. (Hashiyah Tafsir Jalalain p.287)
The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said ‘If a Muslim prays to Allah for the grant of a wish in the words used by Saaiduna Yunus Alayhis Salam when he was in the stomach of the fish, He Allah (SWA) would accept his prayer and grant his wish. (Sunan Tirmizi & Musnad Ahmad)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham