Ash-Sharh

Chapter 94 | The Relief

(1) Did We not relieve your heart for you [oh Prophet] (2) And We removed from you your burden, (3) that had weighed so heavily upon your back (4) And raised high for you your reputation? (5) So truly where there is hardship there is also ease; (6) truly where there is hardship there is also ease. (7) So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. (8) And to your Lord direct [your] longing.

Think about it, you don’t even have to ask for ease. When you’re in a difficult situation, you don’t have to raise your hands and ask Allah for ease. Because at that moment when Allah tests you or sends you a single difficulty, He sends you ease. Unspecific, unlimited ease. Can you imagine? His kindness and His mercy. How He comforts you in these verses? He knows what is in your heart, and of the burdens that weigh on your back, and He takes care of you. In more ways than you know. Didn’t you ask for patience? For closeness to Him? For His pleasure? How else can you attain that, but through tests. And He is with you. He answers you. And He helps you through. So, why thank Him later when you can thank Him now?

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