There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers. (# Quran 21:87)
This dua was made by Prophet Yunus (p.b.u.h.) – and Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said that this dua is useful for receiving patience during hardships in our affairs and acknowledging our mistakes while seeking Allah’s protection.
This Dhikr is one we should all keep close to our hearts, known as the Dhikr of Yunus. It is the Dhikr of the hopeless, when one has been blinded by all the darkness in their life; this is the Dhikr that provides the light for one who wishes to see. To call out the Dhikr of Yunus in all humility with your forehead placed onto the earth you yourself become the lantern. Prophet Yunus’ call was answered and Allah ordered the whale to take Yunus to shore, to bring him to land alive and safe. This story is an example to us, to show us that even in the darkest depths of the ocean, one was so sure and trustworthy in the love of Allah that he knew there was no way Allah would ever leave him. Whatever we are going through right now, whatever darkness we are surrounded by, if we look to Him, there is no way Allah will leave us.