By distress, grief, and petulance,
By coercion, hardship, and want
Are all tests of one’s rigor and faith,
And belief in the sacrosanct promise
With hardship comes ease,
With hardship comes ease.
Ibrahim El-Salahi: This has to do with difficult days. No matter how long they are, a time will come when things will be different. The Qur’an says, “With hardship comes ease.”
Publication excerpt from Ibrahim El-Salahi. Prison Notebook, 1976. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018.