The Prince Who Mortgaged His Golden Dagger To Buy Books

Over 30 years ago in the deserts of Arabia, a father gifted his son with a golden dagger. Usually, such gifts become priceless heirlooms, passed down from father to son, generation to generation. As it turned out, however, the son had a reverence for books and a deep love of learning. So much so, that at 12 years old he mortgaged the dagger, this gift from his buy books. In doing so, the son guaranteed that the memory of his father will live on in the hearts and minds of his people, long after the dagger has turned to dust. 

The father's name?

The late Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi (may God grant him mercy).

The son?

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the current ruler of Sharjah.