Thus did his Lord choose him and make him of the Company of the Righteous.
Jonah was chosen by Allah’s Grace and Mercy to
be Allah’s Prophet to Nineveh. If in his human frailty he
lost a little patience, he suffered his punishment, but his
true and sincere repentance and recognition of Allah’s
goodness and mercy restored him from his physical. and
mental distress, and from the obscuration of the spiritual
Light in him.
In the beautiful Company of the Righteous there is room
for all, of every grade of spiritual advancement, from the
highest to the most ordinary. But as in democratic
politics every citizen’s rights and status have complete
recognition, so, in this Company, the badge of
Righteousness is the bond, even though there may be
higher degrees of knowledge or experience.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 68 verse 50) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)