Al-Inshirah (Expansion)

Surah 94

Murakka calligraphy. From the Sabanci collection.

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
Alam nashrah laka sadrka
Wa wad a’na anka wizrka
Alladhi ankada zahrka
Wa wafa’naa laka dhikrka
Fa inna ma’a al usri yusran
Inna ma’a al usri yusran
Fa idhaa faraghta fansab
Wa Ilah rabbka farghab

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Have we not opened your heart, and removed its heaviness
which has weighed down on your back?
Have we not increased your renown?
After every difficulty comes ease. Surely after every difficulty comes ease.
So in the time you are free, continue to strive,
and turn your attention to your Lord.

Translated by Kabir Helminski