Ash-Sharh (SOLACE, CONSOLATION, RELIEF)
Total Verses : 8
Revealed At : MAKKA
Verse : 001
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : Have We not opened for thee thy breast?
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : Have We not opened your breast for you (O Muhammad (SAW))?
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : Have We not caused your bosom to be wide open for you?
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,
Eng-Yusuf Ali : Have We not expanded thee thy breast?―
Verse : 002
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : And We have taken off from thee thy burden,
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : And removed from you your burden,
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : And We removed from you your burden
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : And eased thee of the burden
Eng-Yusuf Ali : And removed from thee thy burden
Verse : 003
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : which weighed down thy back.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : Which weighed down your back?
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : That had (almost) broken your back,
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : Which weighed down thy back;
Eng-Yusuf Ali : The which did gall thy back?―
Verse : 004
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : And We have exalted thy fame.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : And have We not raised high your fame?
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : And We raised high your name.
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : And exalted thy fame?
Eng-Yusuf Ali : And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
Verse : 005
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : Verily then along with every hardship is ease.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : Verily, along with every hardship is relief,
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : So, undoubtedly, along with the hardship there is ease.
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : But lo! with hardship goeth ease,
Eng-Yusuf Ali : So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
Verse : 006
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : Verily along with every hardship is ease.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : Verily, along with hardship is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs)
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : Undoubtedly, along with the hardship there is ease.
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : Lo! with hardship goeth ease;
Eng-Yusuf Ali : Verily with every difficulty there is relief.
Verse : 007
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : Toil then when thou art relieved.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : So when you have finished (your occupation), devote yourself for Allâh’s worship.
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : So, when you are free (from collective services), toil hard (in worship),
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : So when thou art relieved, still toil
Eng-Yusuf Ali : Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard
Verse : 008
Eng-Abdul Daryabadi : And attend thou to thy Lord.
Eng-Dr. Mohsin : And to your Lord (Alone) turn (all your) intentions and hopes.
Eng-Mufti-Taqi-Usmani-Audio : And towards your Lord turn with eagerness.
Eng-Pickthal-Audio : And strive to please thy Lord.
Eng-Yusuf Ali : And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.