Ayah

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وَنَبِّئۡهُمۡ
And inform them
أَنَّ
that
ٱلۡمَآءَ
the water
قِسۡمَةُۢ
(is) to be shared
بَيۡنَهُمۡۖ
between them
كُلُّ
each
شِرۡبٖ
drink
مُّحۡتَضَرٞ
attended
وَنَبِّئۡهُمۡ
And inform them
أَنَّ
that
ٱلۡمَآءَ
the water
قِسۡمَةُۢ
(is) to be shared
بَيۡنَهُمۡۖ
between them
كُلُّ
each
شِرۡبٖ
drink
مُّحۡتَضَرٞ
attended

Translation

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

Tafsir

And inform them that the water is to be divided between them, and the She-camel: one day for them and the next for it, every drinking, [every] portion of water, will be attended', by the people [drawing water] on their [designated] day, and by the She-camel on its day. They adhered to this [regime] but eventually became impatient with it and decided to slaughter the She-camel.

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