Ulum al Qur'an
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The knowledge of Makkan and Madinan revelations is one of the important branches of ''ulum al-Quran. It is not merely of historical interest, but particularly important for the understanding and interpretation of the respective verses.
Many suras of the Qur'an do contain material from both periods of revelation, and in some cases there exists difference of opinion among scholars concerning the classification of a particular passage. However, on the whole, it is a well-established distinction, fully employed in the science of tafsir and best derived from the internal evidence of the text of the Qur'an itself.