A scholar of Hadeeth and Fiqh and the renowned Imam of the Madinah.
Abu Abdullah, Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Amer al-Asbahee was born in
Madinah in the year 93 AH (714 CE). His ancestral home was in Yemen, but his
grandfather settled in Madinah after embracing Islam.
Malik became the Imam of the Madinah, and one of the most renowned Imams of
He received his education in what was the most important seat of Islamic learning,
Madinah, and where lived the immediate descendants and the followers of the
companions of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, were living.
Imam Abu Talib al-Makki mentions ten duties of those truly repentant, in his work Qut al-Qulub:
1. It is their duty not to return to disobeying Allah
2. If one falls into sin, then not to keep repeating the sin
3. To hasten to repent to Allah from any sin one falls into
4. Remorse for one’s remissness and shortcomings
5. To make the resolve to remain upright until death
6. Fear of Divine punishment
7. Hope of Divine forgiveness
8. Recognition of one’s sin
9. Conviction that Allah decreed that for them–(f: with His Will) in accordance with His Eternal Knowledge (f: through which He knew the choice the servant would make); but He did not compel the servant nor force them (f: but, rather, the servant chose it with Divinely-grant choice)
10. Following up with righteous deeds, in order that they expiate for the sin–for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has said, “Follow a bad deed with a good deed, and it will wipe it out.”
In this video posted by a French nurse, the newborn twins can’t seem to stop hugging right after being born. As beautiful as this video is, the funny thing is that the nurse Sonia Rochel actually filmed and posted it to display a new bathing technique for babies, not knowing she would capture something to aw-inspiring. As TODAY Moms points out, “They’re already born, but they might not know it yet. This video of a unique bath is offering an amazing look at what life must like for twins in the womb, with the babies cuddling and embracing as if they were still in their mom’s belly.”