The Relief From Distress : An explanation to the Du'a of Yunus
By Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Paperback 256 Pages
2012 Second Edition
Publisher : Dar as-Sunnah Classical Collection
About The Book
The Dua of Dhun-Nun (Yunus) by which he invoked Allah from within the belly of the whale was
LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA SUBHAANAKA INNY KUNTU MINATHAULIMEEN. “ There is none worthy of worship except You. You are pure. Verily I am amongst the oppressors.” TMQ Al-Anbiya 21:87
The Prophet (SAW) said about the Invocation of Yunus
'None who is experiencing difficulty employs it except that Allah would relieve him of his difficulty'
Shaikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was asked about the dua of Yunus, and He answers it in the form of this Book.
Among the Questions answered include.
- What is the Meaning of this Dua?
- Are their any unstated connection between belief in the heart and the meaning of this Supplication?
- What are the connection between belief in the heart and the meaning of this Supplication such that it leads to the removal of difficulty?
- What are the Conditions, the Method and many more Questions answered
About Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Shaykh al-Islam Taqi ud-Din Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn Abd al-Salam Ibn Taymiyyah al-Hanbali was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq.
His family had long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars. The number of Ibn Taimiyah's teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn Taimiyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa. At the same age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the limitations imposed by the authorities.
Imam Ibn Taimiyah's education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature.
He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he wrote.
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