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(2:44) Do ye enjoin right while forget yourselves?

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Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people, and forget (To practise it) yourselves, and yet ye study the Scripture? Will ye not understand?

According to the Study Quran,

“Depending on context, the term rendered piety (birr) has the sense of
goodness, kindness, loyalty, sincerity, or obedience. For piety, see also 2:177,
189; 3:92. The “pious” (abrār) are often mentioned in connection with heavenly
rewards (3:193; 76:5; 82:13). Piety in this verse can mean obedience to God as
well as prayer and alms. Some mention that it could refer to acknowledgment of
the Prophet’s mission or to the previous warning to the Arabs that a prophet
would be sent among them (R). Recite here can also mean “study” (Ṭ)”


Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran.

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