An excerpt from the book, Love Unveiled by Alima Ashfaq.
Mekka is a hard, dry land - Much like this, men are generally dry and don’t know how to cry. If they do, they don’t want to show it and instead keep all the pain within them under the guise of masculinity.
Medina is soft, with water flowing beneath it and the rain is consistent throughout its seasons - Which reflects women who can easily cry and they’re not scared to show their emotions. In fact, under the guise of femininity they display their emotions regularly.
Mekka has a harsh climate; it’s rough and known to be a mountainous area - Men’s beauty lies in their masculinity, power strength and ruggedness. This is what makes them attractive and allows them to lead effectively.
Medina is lush, full of splendour and serenity - Women are known to be peaceful, full of serenity and their femininity makes them beautiful.
Mekka’s main emotion is `izzah, they are full of honour and will do anything to protect it. They like to be respected and acknowledged, this is what motivates them to excel as individuals.
Medina is full of sukoon, the people are known for their softness. Women are generally more loving and caring; they’re soft by nature and will generally give more than they receive.
Differences in Qur’anic verses:
Mekkan verses are short, straight to the point and general.
Medinan verses are long, detailed and at times they keep going on and on.