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Asalamalaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuhu,

Allah (swt) says in Quran 9 31 that the Jews and Christians took their rabbis and priests as Lords besides Allah. A hadith that is quoted to explain this verse of the quran goes

"Once, while Allah’s Messenger (P.B.U.H) was reciting the above verse, ‘ Adi bin Hatim said, “O Allah’s Prophet ! They do not worship them (Rabbis and Monks).’ Allah’s Messenger said, “They certainly do. They (i.e. Rabbis and Monks) made legal things illegal, and illegal things legal and they (i.e. Jews and Christians) followed them; and by doing so they really worshiped them.”

What level of hadith is this (sahih, hasan, daeif, etc.)? Is the authentic authentic? If the hadith is authentic, please list the specific references to the hadith. JazakAllah.

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