Which one does take precedence over the other: fear or hope?
Ibn al-Qayim said: "The predecessors recommended strengthening one's fear from Allah in this world and the other way round in the Hereafter. This is the methodology of Abu Solaiman and others. He (Abu Solaiman) said: fear should take precedence over hope in a believer's heart; otherwise, it will be corrupted. Other predecessors said: the perfect method is to maintain moderation in combining between hope and fear and topping them with love. Love is the ship, hope is the guide, fear is the driver and Allah guides us through His grace and generosity".