Certain verses are credited with curative powers: for example, the first sura or chapter, known as the Opening, is good for scorpion bites; the last two are good for various illnesses.
Apologists will quote this sura rather than that to prove their point.
The opening poem, ‘Al Fatihah’, is the same name given to the opening sura or chapter of the Koran.
Of course, the sura says that this Night Journey to Paradise begins at the ‘further mosque,’ and the understanding of the sages is that the ‘further mosque’ is here.
This is obviously relevant to the cultural context of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, in whose interior verses 34 to 37 of sura 19 had appeared almost five centuries earlier.
It is said that when Ja'far came to the end of the sura that the Negus and his entire court were in tears.
When a Talib leader tried to give her orders, she countered with the appropriate sura .
One of my classmates is going to teach me a sura from the Quran for no other reason except that I'm curious, and he's really into discussing Islam.
My father taught me his favorite sura from the Koran, where God is described as a ‘Light within Light, emanating from a source found neither in the East nor in the West.’
At this point, the surah addresses the Prophet, who must have had an uneasy feeling towards his people.