Hadith Qudsi I Desire Something

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Translation of Hadith

O Son of Adam! I desire something and you desire something but only what I desire occurs. If you submit yourself to my desire i.e. obey Him, I will be sufficient for you in your desire. If you do not submit yourself to me (by disobeying Him), I will tire you in what you desire and (at the end of the day) only what I wish happens and occurs.” [1]

A bit of research shows that a couple of sites have used this Hadith to justify their ideas, [2] [3] however, the following two websites have given the ruling regarding the hadith:

  • Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem: “This is a fabricated hadeeth and has no origin for it.” [1]
  • Mufti Ismail Moosa: “We have been unable to locate this statement with a reliable Sanad (chain of transmission) to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Yes, Imam Ghazali (may allah be pleased with him) has quoted it with a ‘Seegha Tamreedh’ (words denoting upon weakness) in Ihyaa ‘Ulum ad-Deen, 4/346. This is not suitable proof, since no Sanad or grading on the narration has been given. The responsibility of proving it to be a authentic Hadith Qudsi will be upon the one who attributes it to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)” [4]
  • Dorar.net: Graded the hadith: “There is no existence of such narration in books of Ahadith.”[5]


Based on the above, we cannot attribute the above statement to Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) nor call it a hadith, due to the fact that it is neither found in any books of ahadith nor is it listed in any preface, forward, nor in any introductions by hadith scholars. Wallahu Alam


[1] Source: Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem, https://www.assimalhakeem.net/2014/02/24/i-would-like-to-know-if-this-is-authentic-or-fabricated-hadith-qudsi-i-do-not-have-the-reference-to-it-as-some-one-forwarded-it-to-me-jazakallah-khairan-for-your-kind-reply-may-allah-bless-you/

[2] https://www.alquranclasses.com/o-son-adam-i-desire-something/

[3] https://medium.com/@kashif.fiaz/o-son-of-adam-537dfa599169

[4] Source: Fatwaa.com, O son of Adam, I desire
something and you desire something – Fatwaa

[5] Source: https://dorar.net/fake-hadith/82

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