Ash Sharh (The Relief)

1. Alam nashrah laka sadrak


أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ


Have We not expanded thee thy breast?-


2. Wa wa d'ana 'anka wizrak


وَوَضَعْنَا عَنْكَ وِزْرَكَ


And removed from thee thy burden


3. Allazee anqada zahrak


الَّذِي أَنْقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ


The which did gall thy back?-


4. Wa raf 'ana laka zikrak


وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ


And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?


5. Fa inna ma'al usri yusra


فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا


So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:


6. Inna ma'al 'usri yusra


إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا


Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.


7. Fa iza faragh ta fansab


فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانْصَبْ


Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,


8. Wa ilaa rabbika far ghab


وَإِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ


And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.