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.
ربنا اتنا من لدنك رحمة وهي لنا من امرنا رشدا
” Our Lord! bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way.” Amen.
Quran, Chapter18 Surah Al Kahf, Verse (Ayat) 10
Al Kahf means Companions of the Cave.
Seven youths went to sleep in a cave in the reign of Emperor Decius. (Who reigned from 249-251 A.C.; and who was a violent persecutor of Christians) They awoke in the reign of Theodosius (the second) who reigned from 408-450 A.C.
The youths hid in the cave, but they trusted in Allah and made over their whole case to Him in prayer. Then they fell asleep and knew nothing of what was happening in the world outside.
(Tafseer from The Quran.Text Translation and Commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali)
One of my favorite prayer in my daily Azkars(اذكار) whenever I am feeling worried about something I say it and leave the rest to God.