Making yourself feel regret and feeling that you have fallen short in your duties towards Allaah
The tears of the repentant at night quenches thirst and cure sickness, as the Shaykh of the Mufassireen, Abu Ja’far al-Tabari, said in his commentary on the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “Do you then wonder at this recitation (the Qur’aan)? And you laugh at it and weep not” [al-Najm 53:59-60]
Do not weep at the warnings contained therein to those who disobey Allaah, when you are people who commit sin, “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)” [al-Najm 53:61] – you are heedless of the lessons and reminders contained therein, turning away from its verses. Jaami’ al-Bayaan ‘an Ta’weel Aayi al-Qur’aan, 27/82.
Previously, How To Weep For Fear of Allaah #4