Did you know Harvard recognizes Quran as one of the best expressions for justice?

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The university references a verse from the Quran, regarding it as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.

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When it comes to the law, both legislation and implementation are deemed relative. But the same can’t be said for justice as by definition it is the offering of what is morally fair and right. As we know, the law should seek justice and Harvard knows exactly how Islam is doing so.

Harvard Law School, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions (No. 7 in the world, to be exact), actually speaks of justice at the entrance of its faculty library. In doing so, it references a verse from the Quran, regarding it as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.

The phrase at hand is Verse 135 of Surat Al-Nisaa (The Women), which is posted on a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, a wall that portrays some of the best phrases with regards to justice. The first media reports of the news date back to February 2014, but the news resurfaced on our newsfeed this week. We thought it’s worth a reminder especially in the age of rising Islamophobia in the U.S., particularly.

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  1. ‘O ye who believe, Be ye staunch in justice,
    witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or your parents or your kindred, whether (the case be of) a rich man or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both.
    So follow not passion lest ye lapse (from truth)
    and if ye lapse or fall away, then lo
    Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.’

    [Source: ‘Qur`an’~ Surat An-Nisa-4 A # 135 [ The Women ]

    Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy ‘Qur`an’ at the entrance of its faculty library…describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.
    ‘Qur`an’-Verse #135 of Surat Al Nisa (The Women)
    has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases articulating justice … !

    Established in 1817, Harvard is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world.
    Among its alumni is US President Barack Obama and a host of influential journalists, writers, media and business leaders and even professional athletes.
    According to 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.”
    There are approximately two dozen quotations on display in the art installation created by the Law School. The three most prominently displayed at the entrance of the art installation, are quotes from
    St. Augustine, the Holy Qur`an and the Magna Carta.

    According to the Harvard Law School these quotations illustrate the universality of the concept of justice throughout time and cultures.
    Quotations were selected from a pool of over 150 contributions from law school faculty, staff and students. Librarians at the Law School Library researched the historical context and authenticity of each quotation and developed a website to share this research with visitors to the art installation.

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