When a person fears something they run away from it, when he fears Allaah he runs towards Him. Let’s run to Allaah…
Allahumma inni a’udhubi mu’aafaatika min ‘uqbatik, wa a’udhubi ridhaaka min sakhatik, wa a’udhubika minka la uhsi thanaa an ‘alayka anta kama athnayta ‘ala nafsik.
O Allah! Through the agency of Your forgiveness, I seek protection from Your punishment, I seek protection from Your anger by means of Your pleasure, I seek protection in You from You, I cannot truly praise You as you should be praised. You are as You have praised Yourself.
Allahummak-finee bihalalika AAan haramik, wa-aghninee bifadlika AAamman siwak.
O Allah, make what is lawful enough for me, as opposed to what is unlawful, and spare me by Your grace, of need of others
Allahumma bi-Ilmikal ghaiba wa qudratika ‘alal-khalqi ‘ahyini ma ‘alimtal-hayaata khairan li, wa tawaffan idza’alimtal-wafata khairan li. Allahumma as’aluka khashyataka Fī al-ghaybi wa ash-shahādati, wa as’aluka Kalimata Al-haqqi fī ar-riđā, wa al-ghađabi wa as’aluka Al-Qaşda Fī al-Faqri wa al-ghiná, Wa as’aluka na`īmāan Lā Yanfadu Wa ‘As’aluka Qurrata `Aynin Lā Tanqaţi`u, wa as’aluka Ar-Riđā’a Ba`da Al-Qađā’i, wa as’aluka Barda al-ayshi Ba`da Al-Mawti, Wa as’aluka ladhdhata An-Nažari ‘Ilá Wajhika wa ash-shawqa Ilá Liqā’ika Fī ghayri Đarrā’a Muđirratin Wa Lā fitnatin muđillah
Our Lord, by Your Knowledge of the Unseen, and by Your Power over Your creation, grant me life so long as You know life to hold good for me, and grant me death when You know death to hold good for me. O Lord, I ask You to make me fear You in secret and in the open, I ask You to make me speak sincerely (the truth) at times of contentment and at times of anger, I ask You to make me be moderate (frugality) in poverty and in wealth, I ask You for a blessing that does not end, contentment that never ceases, and for acceptance of Your decree. I ask You for a good life after death, and I ask You for the joy of looking upon Your face and the longing to meet You, with no harmful adversity or misleading trial (fitnah).
[al-Nisa’i in al-Sunan, 3/55; al-Hakim, Sahih al-Jaami, 1301]
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyoom bi Rahmatika astagheeth
O Ever-Living, O Eternal, by Your Mercy I seek help.
[Sahih al-Hakim 1/545, Sahih al-Jami 4791, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]
Anas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) was distressed by something, he would say (the above)
illahil Haqqi Subhanaka la ilaha ghairuka ighfir li dhanbi wa aslih-li ‘amali, innaka taghfir-udhdh uubaka liman tashaa’u wa Anta-GhafururRaheem
O True God, Glory be to You, there is no God but You, forgive my sins, and direct my actions aright, for You Pardon the sins of any one You please, and You are the Forgiving, the Merciful