La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka Full Dua Meaning, in Arabic & Benefits

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka is a short and powerful Dua that saved Prophet Yunus from being trapped in the darkness alone in the stomach of the whale. The Dua is found in The Holy Quran in Surah Anbiya, Verse 87th known as Ayat e Karima (Ayat e Kareema) or Tasbi E Yunus.

What makes it more special is that The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said about La ilaha illa Anta dua “…Indeed, no Muslim man supplicates with it for anything, ever, except Allah responds to him.” [Tirmidhi]

Pronunciation

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka Meaning

The General meaning of the dua is “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been one of the wrongdoers.”

The 1st part La ilaha illa Anta means There is no God except you[Allah] as Prophet Yunus was directing his words to Allah. the 2nd part Subhanaka is Glory be unto You as the Prophet glorifies Allah to say that He is free and away from any deficiencies. The last part inni kuntu minaz zalimin is an acknowledgment of wrongdoing and shortcoming.

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka in Arabic

The full dua of La Ilaha Illa anta is written in Arabic with the Diacritical as:

لَّآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ

and Without the Diacritical:

 لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمين

And broken down as the following table:

La لَّآThere is no
ilaha إِلَٰهَ deity
illa إِلَّآ except
Anta أَنتَ You;
Subhanaka سُبْحَٰنَكَ exalted are You.
inni إِنِّىIndeed, I
Kuntuكُنتُ have been
Minaمِنَ of the
Zaliminٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ wrongdoers.

Transliteration

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni Kuntu Minaz Zalimin

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka Full Dua Meaning, in Arabic & Benefits

When to recite the Dua

The best time to say this dua is when you want to overcome troubles or difficulties in your life like:

  1. Overcomes health issues
  2. Solves marriage problems
  3. Solves financial problems
  4. Solves problems related to work
  5. Get rid of problems

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka Benefits

  1. It is short and easy to memorize
  2. It contains Tawheed, the Glorification of Allah, and keeps you humble by acknowledging your flaws and weaknesses.
  3. The dua is very powerful as it is effective in saving Prophet Yunus from being trapped in the whale’s stomach
  4. It was advised by our prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) to recite it.

Dua Source

وَذَا ٱلنُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَـٰضِبًۭا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَىٰ فِى ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ أَن لَّآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ ٨٧

Watha annooni ith thahabamughadiban fathanna an lan naqdira AAalayhifanada fee aththulumatian la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina aththalimeen

And [mention] the man of the fish [i.e., Jonah], when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree [anything] upon him. And he called out within the darknesses,”There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”

Quran [21:87]

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