Which Verse did Shaytan Cried For Revealed?

Which Verse did Shaytan Cried For Revealed? 

What is the verse from the Quran that made Shaytan cry?

It's been narrated that Anas ibn Malik (RA) he said when this verse was revealed that Shaytan cried.

Allah (swt) tells us in Surah Al-Imran [3:135]

˹They are˺ those who, upon committing an evil deed or wronging themselves, remember Allah and seek forgiveness and do not knowingly persist in sin—and who forgives sins except Allah?


Those who do that which is Fahisha that which is immoral. Although they oppress themselves meaning they oppress themselves by sinning by shortcomings.

What do they do? what's the first thing they do? 

When they fall into the sin when they do that which is immoral. They remember Allah. They remember the greatness of the one they're disobeying. The greatness of the one that they're sending against. 

And then right away the second thing and then they seek forgiveness for their sins.

Once they remember the greatness of Allah right away they raised to have Allah forgive them. And Allah said: And who forgives the sins other than Allah?

And then the third thing - and then they do not persist on doing what they're doing while they know.

Imam ibn Kathir (R) in his Tafseer he mentioned that it's been narrated that Anas ibn Malik (RA) he said when this verse was revealed that Shaytan cried.

Why would this verse make him cry? 

It's because of the power of the meaning of this verse that he understood that unfortunately many of us don't understand. If you look at the verses which came before this verse Allah is describing the Muttaqeen, those who are striving to have Allah forgive them and striving to enter into the jannah. But it's natural that even if you have a high level of Iman,that you're going to sin.

That's why the Prophet Muhammad  told us in the Hadith - That all of the children of Adam that they make mistakes, that they have sins. And the best of those who sin are the ones who are constantly repenting.


In this verse when Allah is describing the Muttaqeen. He says if they do that which is Fahisha that which is immoral that something could be big or if they sin that can be at different levels. So just because he's from the Muttaqeen, he is from the pious doesn't mean he's not going to fall but what makes him unique and what makes him special, is that right away once he falls into that and Shaytan got him. That He that Allah. He remembers Allah. 

There right away, then he seeks forgiveness for his sins and then the third thing, that they're not persistent on doing those sins if it's still filled and that he is not persistent meaning, He's not constantly doing that sin. Therefore when Shaytan understood this he realized there's no way for him to be successful in taking with him to Jahannam (Hell). 

Because of the greatness of Allah in their hearts first of all, so once they sin they remember Allah. And then right away they know the importance of striving to have Allah forgive their sins.And they're not going to be from those who are persistent and consistently doing them. 

That's why Allah said in the next verse, in verse 136 - "Their reward is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens under which rivers flow, staying there forever. How excellent is the reward for those who work ˹righteousness˺! And what a blessed reward for those who are working those who are striving for Allah."