I have apportioned the opening Sura of the Glorious Quran between Me and My servants: their act of praising and My Response to their praise.
When my servants affirm, "All praises flow to Allah, Lord of countless worlds, " Allah the Exalted responds" "My servants have praised Me."
When the servant affirm, "the Most Merciful, the Most Loving," Allah responds: "My servants have intensely praised Me."
When they affirm, "Sovereign of the Day of Judgement, " Allah responds: "My servants have glorified Me and taken complete refuge in Me."
When they affirm, "You alone do we worship and from You alone do we seek help," Allah responds: "This level of praise remains a secret between Me and each of My servants, and they will truly receive what they ask for."
When they pray, "Guide us on the straight path, the path of those upon whom You shower Your Favor, not the path of those who incur Divine Correction," Allah responds: "This level of praise belongs to My most intimate servants, and they will receive infinitely more than they ask."
(Hadith transmitted by Abu Hurayra)
'Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity'
Edited by John Herlihy
A prolific writer and author of over 24 books, Rene Guenon was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought. Known for his discourses on the intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world, symbolism, tradition, and the inner or spiritual dimension of religion, this book is a compilation of his most important writings. A key component of his thought was the assertion that universal truths manifest themselves in various forms in the world's religions and his writings on Hinduism, Taoism, and Sufism are particularly illuminating in this regard.