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Which had weighed upon your back  

that which weighed down your back? — this is similar to where God says: that God may forgive you what is past of your sin ˹Q. 48:2˺.

الَّذِي أَنْقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ  

(الذي أنقض) أثقل (ظهرك) وهذا كقوله تعالى: "" ليغفر لك الله ما تقدم من ذنبك "".

See similar narrations below:

Collected by Suyūṭī

"I asked my Lord a question that I would have liked that I had not asked it of Him. I said: O my Lord, there were Prophets before me: Among them ˹were those˺ who would raise the dead, and among them ˹were those˺ for whom You had subdued the winds. Then He said: 'Did I not find you an orphan and I gave you refuge?' I said: Of course, my Lord. He said, 'Did I not find you lost and I guided you?' I said: Of course, my Lord. He said, 'Did I not find you poor and made you self-sufficient?' I said: Of course, my Lord. He said, 'Did I not expand your breast and removed from you your burden? Did I not elevate your mention?' I said: Of course, my Lord. I would have liked that I had not asked."  


"سَأَلْتُ رَبَّى مَسْأَلَةً وَوَددْتُ (أَنِّى لَمْ أَكُنْ سأَلْتُهُ إِيَّاهَا؛ قُلْتُ: يا رب، إِنَّهُ قَدْ كَانَ قَبْلِى رُسُلٌ، مِنْهُمْ مَنْ كَانَ يُحْيى الْمَوْتَى، وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ سَخَّرْتَ لَهُ الرِّيحَ، فَقَالَ: أَلَمْ أَجِدْكَ يتيما فأويتك؟ قلت بلى يا رب. قال: ألم أجدك ضَالًا فَهَدَيْتُكَ؟ قُلتُ بَلَى يَا رَبِّ. قَالَ أَلَمْ أَجِدْكَ عَائِلًا فأَغْنَيْتُكَ؟ قلت بلى يا رب، قَالَ: أَلم أَشرح لك صَدْرَكَ؟ أَلم أَضَعْ عَنْكَ وزْرَكَ الذى أَنقض ظهرك؟ أَلم أَرفع لك ذكرك؟ قلت: بلى يَا رَبِّ. فوددت أَنى لم أَسأَله".

ق في كر عن ابن عباس.  

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