I've a Syrian friend with whom I spoke for hours yesterday about Muslim culture. Something that realy struck me about it is how deeply poetic and beautiful the language is. Everything seems to have some sort of poetry or imagery behind it. We figured that a lot of the culture of poetry seems to be influenced by the Koran, which, from what little I know about it, seems to be a very lyrical book, and it's left me seriously curious to learn more about the Koran, and about the Arabic language and Muslim culture in general.
So, tell me folks, what are your favourite verses or sections from the Koran? And, if you mind not my asking, what do your names mean?
Shukura (which I /think/ is the right word)