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"Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light." — Holy Qur'an 6:1


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah 'Inshiraah: Solace

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Yusufali:    Have We not expanded thee thy breast?-
Pickthall:   Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,
Yusufali:    And removed from thee thy burden
Pickthall:   And eased thee of the burden
Yusufali:    The which did gall thy back?-
Pickthall:   Which weighed down thy back;
Yusufali:    And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
Pickthall:   And exalted thy fame?
Yusufali:    So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
Pickthall:   But lo! with hardship goeth ease,
Yusufali:    Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
Pickthall:   Lo! with hardship goeth ease;
Yusufali:    Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
Pickthall:   So when thou art relieved, still toil
Yusufali:    And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.
Pickthall:   And strive to please thy Lord.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.

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