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Surah Qamar Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

وَنَبِّئْهُمْ أَنَّ ٱلْمَآءَ قِسْمَةٌۢ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ كُلُّ شِرْبٍۢ مُّحْتَضَرٌۭ
Wa nabbi’hum annal maaa’a qismatun bainahum kullu shirbin muhtadar

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
And inform them that the water is shared between them, each [day of] drink attended [by turn].

Yusuf Ali
And tell them that the water is to be divided between them: Each one’s right to drink being brought forward (by suitable turns).

Abul Ala Maududi
Let them know that the water should be divided between them and the she-camel, each availing their turn.”

Muhsin Khan
And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Each one’s right to drink being established (by turns).

Pickthall
And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.

Dr. Ghali
And fully inform them that the water is to a (fair) division between them; (i.e., between the she-camel and them) each drinking is for each presented in turn.

Abdel Haleem
Tell them the water is to be shared between them: each one should drink in turn.’

Quran 54 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:28) Let them know that the water should be divided between them and the she-camel, each availing their turn.”[19]


19. This explains the verse: We are sending the she-camel as a trial for them. The trial was that suddenly a she-camel was produced before them and they were told that one day she would drink the water all by herself and the next day they would be allowed to have water for themselves and their cattle. On the day of her turn neither would any of them himself come to any of the springs and wells to take water nor bring his cattle for watering. This challenge was given on behalf of the person about whom they themselves admitted that he had no army and no hosts to support him.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 28 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 23 which provides the complete commentary from verse 23 through 32.

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