Dua for One You Have Insulted

Insulting, mocking, or hurting another human being using our words or actions is considered a sin in Islam. However, as human beings, we are bound to make mistakes and sometimes may utter words or take actions that can insult others. Whether it is done knowingly or unknowingly, the best thing to do is to repent from it immediately. The Quran says: "As for those who abuse believing men and women unjustifiably, they will definitely bear the guilt of slander and blatant sin." (33:58). Therefore, it is recommended to be cautious and careful to avoid hurting others. However, if you've insulted another human being, knowingly or unknowingly, it's never too late to repent. Allah is indeed the most merciful and forgiving as long as you repent.

Hisnul Muslim

For one you have insulted

Good Etiquette Duas

اللَّهُمَّ فأَيُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ سَبَبْتُهُ فَاجْعَلْ ذَلِكَ لَهُ قُرْبةً إلِيْكَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

Allaahumma fa'ayyumaa mu'minin sababtuhu faj'al thaalika lahu qurbatan 'ilayka yawmal-qiyaamati.

O Allah, whomever of the believers I have abused, give him the reward of a sacrificial slaughter for it on the Day of Resurrection.

[Hisnul 230] [Al-Bukhari, Muslim 4/2007.]

Benefits of Reciting Dua for One You Have Insulted

The dua was reported to have been recited by the Prophet (ï·º) as narrated by Abu Huraira. The dua can be recited whenever you feel like you have insulted someone, which has led them to feel hurt. The Prophet (ï·º) has also said: Whoever is guilty of doing some wrong against a fellow human being, whether in regard to his honor or anything else, he should obtain his forgiveness before the Day of judgment, when there will be no money to pay or recompense for it. If he has any good deeds to his credit, they will be taken away from him to the extent of his wrongdoing. And if he has no good deeds, the sins of the wronged one will be taken and put on him. [Bukhari]


Islam teaches Muslims to be kind and respectful to every human being irrespective of their social status, race, faith, or gender. Disrespecting, mocking, or insulting others is forbidden and considered a sin for which punishment will be given by Allah.
If you've hurt or insulted another person, the best course of action to take is to accept responsibility for your actions and apologize to them immediately. Seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to Him, for He is all-forgiving and merciful.