Pearl of Wisdom

The downfall of ministers is a corrupt heart.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ibid. no. 3929

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The Holy Qur'an » The Holy Qur'an - English » AL-INSHIRAH (SOLACE, CONSOLATION, RELIEF)

Total Verses: 8
Revealed At: MAKKA

YUSUFALI: Have We not expanded thee thy breast?-
PICKTHAL: Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,
SHAKIR: Have We not expanded for you your breast,

YUSUFALI: And removed from thee thy burden
PICKTHAL: And eased thee of the burden
SHAKIR: And taken off from you your burden,

YUSUFALI: The which did gall thy back?-
PICKTHAL: Which weighed down thy back;
SHAKIR: Which pressed heavily upon your back,

YUSUFALI: And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
PICKTHAL: And exalted thy fame?
SHAKIR: And exalted for you your esteem?

YUSUFALI: So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
PICKTHAL: But lo! with hardship goeth ease,
SHAKIR: Surely with difficulty is ease.

YUSUFALI: Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
PICKTHAL: Lo! with hardship goeth ease;
SHAKIR: With difficulty is surely ease.

YUSUFALI: Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
PICKTHAL: So when thou art relieved, still toil
SHAKIR: So when you are free, nominate.

YUSUFALI: And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.
PICKTHAL: And strive to please thy Lord.
SHAKIR: And make your Lord your exclusive object.

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