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 God, the Infinitely Compassionate, and Most Merciful.
Have We not expanded your chest,
and removed from you the burden
which weighed down your back?
and increased your remembrance?
Truly, with every difficulty comes ease:
Truly, with every difficulty comes ease!
So, when you have been emptied strive onward,
and to your Sustainer turn with longing.

Translated by Camille Helminski