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And when
the souls
are paired,

Wa izan nufoosu zuwwijat

Sahih International:

And when the souls are paired

1 A. J. Arberry

when the souls shall be coupled,

2 Abdul Haleem

when souls are sorted into classes,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And when the souls he paired,

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

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

5 Abul Ala Maududi

when the souls shall be rejoined (with their bodies),

6 Ahmed Ali

When souls are reunited (with the bodies)

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And when the souls are paired.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

when the souls are assorted,

9 Ali Ünal

And when the souls are coupled (the righteous men with pure, righteous spouses, and the evil ones with their evil spouses and with devilish companions);

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And when (various) people will be united together,

11 English Literal

And when/if the selves were made in pairs/couples .

12 Faridul Haque

And when the souls are paired.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And when souls are sorted and reunited,

14 Hilali & Khan

And when the souls shall be joined with their bodies;

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And when the one buried alive is asked

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when souls are united,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when souls are reunited,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

souls are reunited with their bodies,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

when the souls are coupled (to their body),

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And when the souls are joined with their mates.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

when the souls are divided into different classes,

22 Talal Itani

When the souls are paired.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

and when the souls are coupled, [when they are] paired up with their bodies;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And when the souls are joined with their mates.

meaning, every type (of soul) will be gathered with its peer (or mate).

This is as Allah says,

احْشُرُواْ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَأَزْوَجَهُمْ

It will be said to the angels;"Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions (from the devils). (37;22)

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded from An-Nu`man bin Bashir that the Messenger of Allah said,
وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ
(And When the souls are joined with their mates). Those who are alike.

Every man will be with every group of people who performed the same deeds that he did. This is because Allah says,

وَكُنتُمْ أَزْوَاجاً ثَلَـثَةً

فَأَصْحَـبُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ مَأ أَصْحَـبُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ

وَأَصْحَـبُ الْمَشْـَمَةِ مَأ أَصْحَـبُ الْمَشْـَمَةِ

وَالسَّـبِقُونَ السَّـبِقُونَ

And you (all) will be in three groups.

So those on the Right Hand - how (fortunate) will be those on Right Hand!

And those on the Left Hand - how (unfortunate) will be those on the Left Hand!

And those foremost will be foremost.

Questioning the Female Infant Who was buried Alive

Allah says,

وَإِذَا الْمَوْوُودَةُ سُيِلَتْ