The Opening Forth الشرح

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ

  1. Have We not expanded for you (O Muhammad) your chest?

وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ

  1. And removed from you your burden (of past errors, and of being in the days of ignorance, and of the heavy weight of prophethood).

ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ

  1. Which weighed down your back?

وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ

  1. And made lofty your mention?

فَإِنَّ مَعَ ٱلْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

  1. Then verily, with the hardship, there is ease.

إِنَّ مَعَ ٱلْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

  1. Verily, with the hardship, there is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs).

فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَٱنصَبْ

  1. So when you have finished (from your occupation), then stand up (in prayer and supplication).

وَإِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَٱرْغَب

  1. And to your Lord (Alone) turn (all your intentions, hopes and aspirations).