Prophet Yunus (alayh as-Salaam) was a great Prophet sent to the people of Nineveh (which was a city where the modern-day Iraqi city of Mosul is). Prophet Yunus preached the message of Allah to these people for a very long time, but they did not respond well to his call.He took off in anger & boarded a ship filled with other passengers. After some time, the ship ran into a storm. He threw himself into the sea. Allah commanded a huge fish to swallow Yunus (a.s) without hurting him or breaking his bones. Yunus (as) realized that he had made a mistake by leaving his town and its people without the permission of Allah. This was why he was now imprisoned in this strange way in the belly of a fish in the depths of the ocean. Upon realizing his error, he repented sincerely to Allah, and Allah was pleased with his repentance, and the fish threw Yunus (a.s) on a flat and plain shore of Mediterranean sea.Local people told me, they are in firm belief that this is the place and it is named as Nabi Younos(i.e,Prophet Yunus,pbuh)
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