Meccan and Medinan Surahs: A Comparison One of the major differences between the Meccan and Medinan Surahs, or chapters, of the Quran involve the change in status that was accorded the Prophet Mohammed when he was forced to flee from Mecca to settle in the city of Medina. These changes are often reflected in the tone of the Surahs spoken in one city as opposed to the other. In the Medinan Surah Al-Nisa (The Women) issues commands governing the treatment of women and marriages in the manner of one who is accustomed wielding authority. It contrasts sharply with the exhortations delivered in the surah Al-Masaarij, lays out the path to entering paradise. The Masaarij seeks to persuade its adherents to act in the proper way, while the Al-Nisa...The end:
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