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Baraka - it is the unseen energy that transfers itself through everything. Baraka is the blood of cause and effect. Baraka is in the very old, in cats, in acts of generousity, in a sacrifice, in prayer, in love and list goes on. Liken baraka to chi, to the "Force" - baraka is something people can be sensitive about losing and gaining. When praising someone's items add "T'barak Allah alik" so as not to rob them of their baraka and put the eye on them.
Materials can be charged with baraka - like bread left at a holy shrine, water in a dish that has been danced with by a gnawa, money offered to a beggar...

Baraka also is used to mean "Enough" when you are full of food.

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2006
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