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81:7 When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like)

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When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);

Cf. 56:7, where the sorting out into three
classes is mentioned, viz:
• Those Nearest to Allah,
• the Companions of the Right Hand, and
• the Companions of the Left Hand.
That was a sort of broad general division. The meaning
in this passage is wider,

  1. Whereas in this world of probation, good is mixed
    with evil, knowledge with ignorance, power with
    arrogance, and so on, in the new world of Reality, all
    true values will be restored, and like will consort with
    like, for it will be a world of perfect Peace, Harmony,
    and Justice.

References:

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 81 verse 7) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)

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