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Posted at Apr 29/2007 03:43PM:
Zöe: Baraka is one of the things pilgrims bring back from the Hajj. It is the notion of spiritual/divine blessings and wisdom gained from making the visitation to the Prophet's tomb or the tombs of his family, to important places along the Hajj, by making prayers to theose people and to the kaaba. All these actions give the pilgrims baraka, which it is believed will weigh in their favor on the Day of Judgement.