أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ
Asad Quran Translation
HAVE WE NOT opened up thy heart,1
Lit., "thy breast" or "bosom".
Malik Quran Translation
O Prophet! Have We not expanded your breast for you
Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
Have We not expanded thee thy breast? 6188
Cf. the prayer of Moses in xx. 25. The breast is symbolically the seat of knowledge and the highest feelings of love and affection, the treasure-house in which are stored the jewels of that quality of human character which approaches nearest to the divine. The holy Prophet's human nature had been purified, expanded, and elevated, so that he became a Mercy to all Creation. Such a nature could afford to ignore the lower motives of ordinary humanity which caused shameful attacks to be made on him. Its strength and courage could also bear the burden of the galling work which it had to do in denouncing sin, subduing it, and protecting Allah's creatures from its oppression.
Piktal Quran Translation
Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,
Alam nashrah laka sadraka