Some Arab and foreign websites have reported on Harvard University’s classification of the Noble Qur’an as the best book on justice, so what is the truth of the matter?
The story started in 2013 when Harvard Law School was placed in a series called “Words of Justice”, verse 135 of Surat Al-Nisaa, on one of its gates, and considered it one of the strongest expressions of the justice of the Qur’an.
The verse says, “O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for justice, as witnesses to God, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives if not rich or poor, God first with them not to follow the passion Tadloa if Tllowa or exposed, God was an expert of what you do.”
The university put the Quranic verse translated into English on the gate of its office at the College of Law.
– CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 21, 2013
Quran verse posted at Harvard … http://t.co/LaYlzedv
– CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 13, 2013
According to the website of the university’s College of Law, the surah, according to its name, deals mainly with the obligations and responsibilities of women in the Islamic community, but it also deals with inheritance and marriage, and the importance of honesty in martyrdom, but the university did not classify the Qur’an as the best book of justice as the news reported on social media .
The Surat al-Nisa is a civil surah, and it is one of the seven longest, with 176 verses, and it is the fourth in terms of arrangement in the Qur’an.
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram had published on its website the news that Harvard University ranked the Holy Quran as the best book of justice. She claimed that the matter came “after lengthy scientific studies that examined extensively the rules of justice contained in the Holy Quran,” according to the news.
The newspaper quoted the official website of the World Council of Muslim Societies – based in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi – the university’s assertion that the Noble Qur’an is a book full of human justice rules. And this news has received wide interaction on social media.
– Muslim Communities (@WMuslimCC) January 19, 2020