What Does a Sura Being “Makki” or “Madani” Mean?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


What does a sura being “makki” or “madani” mean?

It is discussed because the Meccan suras were revealed in the Meccan phase, whether or not the verses were revealed in Mecca itself. The medinan suras were revealed in the medinan phase, even if the revelation took place outside of Medina itself.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.