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Sūrat al-A‘rāf is the thirty ninth chapter of the Holy Qur’ān in terms of Revelation order. Some have, on the basis of the traditions related on the Revelation order and irrespective of the contexts of this sūra, regarded its time of revelation to be the third year of Bi‘tha (the Prophetic Mission), which of course contradicts the contexts of this sūra. This sūra, except controversial verses, is considered as among the Meccan. The subjects dealt with in this article include dating this sūra, critical review of the traditions concerning the Revelation order according to the contexts of the sūra and comparing the contexts of this sūra to the other sūras of the Qur’ān, and to verify whether the sūra is Meccan or Medinan.