Umayya ibn Abi al-Salt, an older contemporary of Muhammad, taught that, had Jonah not prayed to Allah, he would have remained trapped inside the fish until Judgement Day, but, because of his prayer, Jonah "stayed only a few days within the belly of the fish".
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Jonah is commemorated as a prophet in the of the on 22 September.
But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
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