On this blessed day of Ramadan, Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda shares a verse from Juz 5 that resonates with him. Subscribe to the series to receive the video of this reflection along with the other daily reflections each morning.
In the fifth juz of the Qur’an, towards the end of it in Surah An-Nisa, verse 135 is a verse that has always struck me. It’s a verse that really resonates with me and serves as a very sobering and powerful reminder. Allah (SWT) says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا
Oh you who believe…
Whenever Allah says that in the Qur’an it’s like he is challenging us, that if you claim that you are a Muslim, that you are a believer, then prove it by doing the following. What is the following? Allah says:
كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ
Stand firmly for justice,
Always stand for the truth. Always stand for justice, stand for what’s right.
witnesses before God,
وَلَوْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ
though it may be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives.
Even if it requires that you have to stand against your own interest, against your own family members, always make sure that you err on the side of justice, on the side of what is fair and what is correct.