Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 1258

The Qur'an verse is not actually at Harvard's main gate, but has recently been posted on the entrance wall to the Faculty of Law (Law School) along with two other quotes that best encapsulate the idea of justice. The verse, taken from Surat An Nisa 4: 135, reads as follows:

“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.”

For more information, visit this website: http://library.law.harvard.edu/justicequotes/explore-the-room/west/

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