A Hand-Me-Down

Daily Prompt: Hand-Me-Downs
Clothes and toys, recipes and jokes, advice and prejudice: we all have to handle all sorts of hand-me-downs every day. Tell us about some of the meaningful hand-me-downs in your life.

For a hand-me-down my father gave me (I was in 7th Grade) his book. This book is very dear to my heart.

Father had helped his friend when he badly needed a large sum of money. He asked father for help, as he couldn’t get a loan from else where.

Father forgot, but years later his friend sent a cheque, and as a thank you gave him the greatest gift of all times. Father never cashed that cheque. It still lies in the book.

This is a hard cover, (first published in 1939, and translated into English) a copy of the Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

I have it with me back home, and I will treasure it for always.

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3 thoughts on “A Hand-Me-Down”

    1. It looks centuries old, and I am glad I have it. I couldn’t get copies like mine for my children. For them I got the ones translated by Marmaduke Pickthall (the Englishman who converted to Islam). Fortunately now copies like mine are available with Saeed Book Depot, Islamabad.

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