One does not simply scoff at the Eldritch, though one may take a stroll in Mordor now and then.
Paranoia is possibly one of the most potent factors in political and social history. It lurks in the strangest places, even places of high privilege. Never underestimate the power of paranoia in motivating human behavior.
“Qala Malik”: ‘Malik said” is in the Shaira a proof text in establishing the Sunnah in itself outside of the Quran and Sahih Hadith. Anyone who doubts this should reflect a bit on how the Sunnah was preserved.
On that note, Imam Malik one wrote a book called “Kitab al-Sirr” – the Book of the Secret. Predictably enough it has been lost for roughly One thousand years. I’d give someone’s left arm to know the contents of that book. Doubtlessly it’s far more interesting than that Rhonda Byrne book “The Secret” Books like hers are reasons why the world would be a more interesting place if the Oprah channel just blipped out of existence. Perhaps, if I try hard enough, I can use the power of attraction to attract a rather large cyclone on said studio in the midst of filming…
Naah, I doubt it.