Al-Inshirah

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AL-INSHIRAH الانشراح
“Expanding.” The title of the XCIVth Surah of the Qur’an, which opens with the words “Have we not expanded thy breast.” It is supposed to allude to the opening of Muhammad’s heart in his infancy, when it is said to have been taken out and cleansed of original sin. (See al-Baizawi, in loco.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam