Solace

Have We not expanded your chest for you?

We removed from you your burden

Which weighed down your back

We raised high the esteem in which you are held

Truly With hardship comes ease
Truly With hardship comes ease

When you are free, strive hard

and turn to your Lord entirely

– Solace (Al-Inshirah), Qur’an : 94

Photo: An Ottoman silk and metal – thread curtain with Tughra of Sultan Abdul Aziz (R.1861-76), Turkey