ALTHOUGH the passages quoted in the first Section are contained in Suras
which are all called Meccan, because their contents, with few exceptions,
were actually revealed at Mecca, yet a few of those passages evidently belong to
the subsequent, or Medina, period, and must have been added to the Suras in
which they now stand, after the Hegira, or Flight of Mahomet from Mecca. But the
texts contained in the following Section are, without exception, confined to the
later, or Medina, period.
The manner in which enmity sprang up between the Jews of Medina and Mahomet,
will be briefly explained in the concluding Section of this work, and must be
borne in mind, in reading the passages which follow.