Ramadan Reflections: Juz 6 with Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour Juz 6 Ramadan Reflection

Today Linda Sarsour shares an ayah that fuels the work she does on a daily basis. Subscribe to the series to receive the video of this reflection along with the other daily reflections each morning.

One of my favorite verses comes from Surah Al-Ma’idah. It’s verse number 8, and it talks about justice.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ بِالْقِسْطِ وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

O you who believe, stand for God and be witnesses for justice, and let not the hatred towards a people make you avoid being just. Be just, for it is closer to righteousness, and be aware of God. God is expert over what you do.

This verse, for me, encompasses who I am, the work that I do everyday. That in the pleasure of Allah I stand for justice and stand against injustice. I hope that we are able to emulate that during the beautiful month of Ramadan. That we not only serve ourselves and our own spirituality in Ramadan, but that we find time during the month of Ramadan to help others, to uplift others, to embrace others and to alleviate the pain of others and to support and serve others.

So I hope that you join me this Ramadan to stand against injustice, to stand for justice and help the most marginalized amongst us.

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