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أَتَأْمُرُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ بِٱلْبِرِّ وَتَنْسَوْنَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَتْلُونَ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ
-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

[2:44] Will you bid others to piety and forget yourselves, while you recite the Book? Do you not understand?
'Will you rouse others to be foremost while you are content to lag behind?' It is also said, 'Will you call created beings to Us while you hang back from Us? Will you give drink to the delegations while you yourselves hold back from the water? Will you vie with others, arguing with them over the particulars of the circumstances, content, in your bankruptcy, with externals'?
It is said, 'Do you look to the weight of a speck or the measure of a grain in people, while you tolerate the mounds of sand and mountains in yourselves?' The one who spoke for them said:
Do you look
to the mote in my eye
when you do not see
the beam in your own?
It is also said, 'Do you give the choicest drink while you do not drink in turn?'
'While you recite the Book? Then you persist obstinately with clandestine claims, denying the shameful thoughts (fa?īḥāt al-khawā?ir) and the plain driving cries [to blameworthy things] (ṣarīḥāt al-zawājir) hidden in your hearts. Do you not understand that these are blameworthy qualities (dhamīmun min al-khiṣāl) and ugly acts (qabīḥunmin al-fiʿāl)?'