chapter  II
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THE BARAKA (HOLINESS OR BLESSED VIRTUE) : ITS MANIFESTATIONS AND EFFECTS

A PERSON who is possessed of baraka in an extraordinary degree, a saint, is regarded quite as a supernatural being. He can see behind as well as ahead, he can see the whole world as though it were expanded on the palm of his hand, he can see the seven heavens, the seven earths, and the seven seas. He knows what is happening in distant places and foresees the future. He works miracles (kaiddhhar s-serr [or, plur., I-asrar\, l-bdrhan [or, popularly, 1-bArham or, plur., l-barahim\ , I-arbun, l-karama, l-ibara , or l-baraka dydlti) which fill the people with amazement.