A Simplified Explanation of Sūrah Al-Sharḥ from Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar
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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ
Did we not, O Prophet, open your heart for you to the laws and practices of the religion [of Islām], calling to Allāh, and being endowed with noble traits of character;
وَوَضَعْنَا عَنْكَ وِزْرَكَ
and [did] We [not] take off, by that, the burden you had been carrying….
الَّذِي أَنْقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ
…that had been weighing down heavily on your back;
وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ
and [did] We [not] place you, with that which We have bestowed upon you of noble traits of character, in an exalted, high position?
فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
So do not let harm from your enemies turn you away from spreading the Message, for indeed there is, with [whatever] difficulty, a relief;
إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
indeed there is, with [that] difficulty, a relief.
فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانْصَبْ
So when you get free from matters pertaining to this life and its occupations, strive earnestly in worship….
وَإِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ
…and to your Lord alone direct your [intentions and humble] requests of that which is in His possession.
Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar. King Fahd Qurʾān Printing Complex. Madīnah: 1434 H.