“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18)
Barak (English pronunciation: /ˈbɛəræk/ or /ˈbɛərək/; Hebrew: בָּרָק, Tiberian: Bārāq, “Lightning; Shine”), Al-Burāq (Arabic: البُراق al-Burāq “lightning”)
Mubarak (Arabic: مبارك, Mubārak) is an Arabic given name, which has the meaning “blessed one”. A variant form is Baraka or Barack (Arabic: بارك, Bārak), not to be confused with the unrelated Hebrew name Barak). Etymologically, the name is from the root brk, meaning “knee”, and verbally “to prostrate oneself”, and hence “to receive blessing”.
Blessed by whom?
Dow Skids 600, Worst Day Since Credit Crisis
By: JeeYeon Park – CNBC.com – August 8, 2011
Stocks took a sharp nosedive in another choppy day Monday to finish at session lows as investors fled from risky assets following S&P’s downgrade of U.S.’s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing economic jitters.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 634.76 points, or 5.55%, to finish at 10,809.85, well below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark. The move marks the blue-chip index’s biggest point and percent drop since Dec. 1, 2008.
The S&P 500 plummeted 79.92 points, or 6.66%, to close at 1,119.46, its lowest close since Sept. 10, 2010.
Nasdaq sank 174.72 points, or 6.90%, to end at 2,357.69, its lowest close since October 4, 2010.