Verily We have created man into toil and struggle
Cf. “Man is born unto troubles as the sparks fly upward”
“For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief”
(Ecclesiastes, ii. 23).
Man’s life is full of sorrow and vexation; but our text has
a different shade of meaning: man is born to strive and
struggle; and if he suffers from hardships, he must
exercise patience, for Allah will make his way smooth for
him (65:7; 94:5-6).
On the other hand no man should boast of worldly goods
or worldly prosperity (see verses 5-7 below).
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 90 verse 4) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)