The Consolation

Ash-Sharh


1
أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ
Have We not expanded for you your breast,

2
وَوَضَعْنَا عَنْكَ وِزْرَكَ
And taken off from you your burden,

3
الَّذِي أَنْقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ
Which pressed heavily upon your back,

4
وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ
And exalted for you your esteem?

5
فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
Surely with difficulty is ease.

6
إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
With difficulty is surely ease.

7
فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانْصَبْ
So when you are free, nominate.

8
وَإِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ
And make your Lord your exclusive object.