The joy of sin lasts except momentarily, which is then followed by everlasting regret (nadm) and continuous crying (baqā’) and being sorry for what has gone.
Even if he is assured forgiveness (‘afū), he will stand there ashamed of the blame for the sin he committed.
Book: Captured Thoughts – صيد الخاطر
Author: al-Hafiz Abū’l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī رحمه الله
Published and translated by: Dār as-Sunnah Publishers