Harvard recognizes Quranic verse as the ‘best expression of justice’

Prestigious education institute Harvard recognizes a Quranic verse as the 'best expression of justice', showing the significance.


“…I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi, YOUNG INDIA, 1924

The honourable institute of Havard recognizes a Quranic verse as the best expression of justice, which shows how universal Islamic teachings are.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his way of teaching have been lauded by humanitarians regardless of religious affiliations. He is already recognized as one of the greatest lawmakers the World has ever seen and now recognition of a Quranic verse as one of the best expressions of justice shows that when the world is paying attention to our religion to take inspiration from the positives, we have strayed far away.

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Harvard Law School, probably the best law school in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quran at the entrance of its faculty library, describing it as one of the best statements articulating justice in the history. The verse is from Surah Al Nisa.

Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance. The verse reads as:

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted”

As Saudi Daily reported, the verse was first seen by a Saudi student Abdullah Jumma, who posted the photo on this Twitter handle.

“I noticed that the verse was posted by the faculty of law, which described it as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history” – Abdullah Jumma said.


Established in first in 1817, Harvard is not only the best but also the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States. The prestigious school is also home to the largest academic law library in the world. As its official website, The Words of Justice exhibition is a testimony of the endurance of humanity’s yearning for fairness and dignity through law. “The words on these walls affirm the power and irrepressibility of the idea of justice.”

While the rest of the world has started to recognize Quranic teachings, Muslims themselves have strayed far away from them. As Mahatma Gandhi said that the rise of Islam was assured by the teachings of patience, humility, justice and simplicity but today’s Muslim has forgotten all those values, leading to the religion of peace being called ‘extremist’.

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