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A Du’a to recite to attain the fear of Allah Ta’ala

Question

Please tell me if there is a short du’a I can recite to attain the fear of Allah Ta’ala? Please give me the meaning, transliteration and Arabic text.

 

Answer

You may recite the following du’a which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would often recite [as part of a longer du’a] when gathered with the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum):

اللَّهُمَّ اقْسِمْ لَنَا مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ مَا يَحُولُ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ مَعَاصِيكَ

Allahumaq sim lana min khasyatika ma yahulu baynana wa bayna ma’asika

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3502)

 

Translation

O Allah! Apportion for us your fear, [such a portion] that will intervene between us and your disobedience

 

See another portion of this du’a here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

In addition to reciting du’as, one should make a concerted effort to avoid sin. Frequenting the company of the pious, Allah fearing individuals is also an effective method of developing taqwa.