Harvard University (US) has posted one of the miraculous lines of the Holy Quran at the entrance of its faculty of law, describing the line as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history.
Line 135 of Sura An Nisa ( chapter – ‘The Women’) has been posted on a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, which is dedicated to the best phrases said about justice. It reads: "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses To Allah, even as against Yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, and whether It be (against) rich or poor: For Allah can best protect both.” This chapter was revealed in the Arabian city of Medina, where the first followers of the Holy Last Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him) made hijra (migration) to from Mecca in 622 CE. As the name of this surah implies, An-Nisa’ mainly deals with the responsibilities and rights of women in Islamic society, but it also touches on inheritance and family law, along with slavery and temporary marriage. In this line, the Holy Qur’an is addressing the importance of truthfulness in giving testimony.
Harvard University was established in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1636 as the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
Lines from Surah An-Nisa at Harvard Law